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The Disturbing Judicial Philosophies Of Barack Obama And John Roberts

Barack Obama is in favor of judicial activism but only if it’s the right kind of judicial activism:
Obama spoke of judges who ignore the will of Congress and the democratic process, imposing judicial solutions instead of letting the political process solve problems.
“In the ’60s and ’70s, the feeling was, is that liberals were guilty of [...]

Will The Supreme Court Strike Down ObamaCare ? Don’t Be So Quick To Say Yes

The New York Times’ long-time SCOTUS reporter Linda Greenhouse takes a look at how the current court might look at the challenges to the health care reform law:
The challengers invoke and seek to build upon the Rehnquist court’s “federalism revolution” that flowered briefly during the 1990’s. In a series of 5-to-4 rulings, the [...]

Joe Biden Channels John Roberts

by @ Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009. Filed under Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Roberts, Politics

It didn’t get as much press as Chief Justice Roberts’ mistake on Inauguration Day, but Joe Biden flubbed Hillary Clinton’s swearing-in last week:

H/T: Vodkapundit

Second Time’s The Charm For Obama & Roberts

by @ Thursday, January 22nd, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Inauguration Day 2009, John Roberts, Politics, U.S. Constitution

After Chief Justice Roberts flubbed the Oath of Office on Tuesday, which led to questions from legal scholars about whether the oath was truly effective because of the mistake, the President and Chief Justice did a second take yesterday:
WASHINGTON — In 25 seconds, President Obama became president again.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. re-administered the [...]

Chief Justice Roberts Messes Up Presidential Oath Of Office

by @ Tuesday, January 20th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Inauguration Day 2009, John Roberts, Politics

Chief Justice Roberts made a pretty big mistake when he was administering the oath to Barack Obama today:
WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John Roberts swore in President-elect Barack Obama as president of the United States on Tuesday with a slight stumble over the wording of the oath of office in the first of what could be [...]

Chief Justice Roberts Hospitalized

by @ Monday, July 30th, 2007. Filed under In The News, John Roberts, Supreme Court

When the head of the third branch of government is hospitalized, it’s always a big story:
WASHINGTON, July 30 Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was hospitalized on today after suffering a seizure at his summer home in Maine, the Supreme Court announced.
The episode, described as a benign idiopathic seizure, was similar to one he [...]

Supreme Court Approves No-Knock Warrants

By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled today that police do not have to knock before entering a home subject to a search warrant. Both John Roberts and Samuel Alito voted with the majority, making this quite likely the first major Constitutional case directly impacted by the changes in the Supreme Court over the [...]

No Big Surprise

by @ Thursday, September 29th, 2005. Filed under John Roberts, Supreme Court

John Roberts Confirmed by the Senate
The Senate confirmed John Glover Roberts Jr. as chief justice of the United States, replacing the late William H. Rehnquist, the mentor for whom he clerked.
He is to take the oath of office later today at the White House and will participate on Monday — the first Monday in October [...]

Richard Cohen Is An Idiot

by @ Tuesday, September 27th, 2005. Filed under John Roberts, Supreme Court

That’s the only conclusion possible after reading this column about the Roberts nomination
If I were in the Senate, I’d vote no on Roberts — not because I think he’s unqualified intellectually to be the next chief justice but because I fear an easy life has led him to easy answers. Judge Roberts will surely get [...]

Some Encouraging Words

by @ Tuesday, September 20th, 2005. Filed under John Roberts, Supreme Court

Via Hit & Run comes this excerpt from last week’s Roberts confirmation hearings:
FEINGOLD: But at what point did you start thinking about the implications of [9/11], in terms of civil liberties and the challenges this…
ROBERTS: Well, it was when I went back to the office and saw the smoke rising drom the Pentagon. And, as [...]

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