Posted on March 10, 2010 by btx3
This one makes you shake your head. John Roberts, one of the most political, ideological appointees in the history of the Court weeping because the President of the United States recognized the fact that the Supreme Court has degenerated into an ideological freak show. Roberts was the scumbag who took the 5th, claiming he had no memory of joining the infamous Federalist Society – despite him being listed as a member 10 years previously.
John Roberts, who replaced Rehnquist as the chief justice in 2005. That year, Newsday reported that Roberts had made racist and sexist jokes in memos that he wrote while working in the Reagan White House. And, The New York Review of Books published a scolding article in 2005 making the case that during the same period that he was making those jokes, Roberts marshaled a crusader’s zeal in his efforts to roll back the civil rights gains of the 1960s and ’70s — everything from voting rights to women’s rights. The article began, “The most intriguing question about John Roberts is what led him as a young person whose success in life was virtually assured by family wealth and academic achievement to enlist in a political campaign designed to deny opportunities for success to those who lack his advantages.”
SCUMUS CHief Justice John Roberts - Just Another Racist, Ideological Hack Bushit Appointee
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the scene at President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address was “very troubling” and that the annual speech to Congress has “degenerated into a political pep rally.”
Responding to a University of Alabama law student’s question about the Senate’s method of confirming justices, Roberts said senators improperly try to make political points by asking questions they know nominees can’t answer because of judicial ethics rules.
“I think the process is broken down,” he said.
Obama chided the court for its campaign finance decision during the January address, with six of the court’s nine justices seated before him in their black robes.
Roberts said he wonders whether justices should attend the address.
“To the extent the State of the Union has degenerated into a political pep rally, I’m not sure why we’re there,” said Roberts, a Republican nominee who joined the court in 2005. (more…)
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Posted on February 5, 2010 by btx3
Sung by the massive criticism over their recent 5-4 decision that corporations have unfettered rights to purchase politicians, Justice Thomas attempts to explain the decision.
Not being a Constitutional Lawyer, I have a question. If corporations enjoy the same rights as people…
Do they not also share the same responsibilities, and as such are liable to the law?
Ergo, if a corporation is responsible for killing or harming people through some act of malfeasance or neglect…
Then why can’t the corporation be charged with capital murder?
In which case it’s officers would be subject to the same criminal penalties, up to and including the death penalty as any corporal person.
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Posted on January 29, 2010 by btx3
Since the 2000 (S)election where 5 Republican Judges illegitimately installed a Republican President, progressive discontent with the direction of the judiciary has grown. Stung by decisions by a “Liberal” court during the Civil Rights era which ruled in favor of Civil Rights for Minorities and tore down much of the Jim Crow System, the conservative’s obsession with stacking the courts and the Judicial System reached fevered peaks. The result after three Republican Presidencies in the last 30 years has produced a Judicial nightmare where minorities have no hope of receiving justice or respect for their Civil Rights in courts dominated by conservative sycophants and conservative minority appointments whose singular qualification is to share skin color…
And to have the same respect for other minorities as a KKK Grand Wizard at a lynching.
Turning the Supreme Court Into a Political Toilet
The Supreme Court of the land, and it’s 5 member conservative majority has become a joke, not because of issues with strict constitutionalism or contructionalism – but their complete and entirely a whore of the Republican Party even to the extent of bending and breaking their own strict constitutional standards.
President Obama finally got the “party” going at the SOTU, at the SCUMUS 5 decision to prostitute our Democracy to the highest bidder, whether that bidder be domestic or foreign.
Democrats Declare Rhetorical War on the Supreme Court
President Obama’s public undressing of the robed Supreme Court justices seated in front of him at the State of the Union address turned heads and drew rebukes from Republicans.
But his words were downright genteel compared with what’s been said on the Senate floor the past two days. Democrats on Capitol Hill accused conservative court members of deciding cases specifically to benefit the Republican Party. (more…)
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