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Chief Justice John Roberts is about to show his cards

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Posted By: WhamDBambam, 6/12/2019 3:23:30 PM

With a deadline for nearly 30 cases looming and weighty issues of religion, gerrymandering and the 2020 census pending, Chief Justice John Roberts took his black leather chair at the bench this week and said three decisions were ready to be announced. It was a paltry total for a week in June, the final month of the annual session. What's more, two of the three were by unanimous votes and none made big headlines. But the term won't end this way. And much of the weight of this momentous session is on Roberts' shoulders.

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They're playing the Dred Pirate Roberts like a fiddle.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/12/2019 3:38:16 PM (No. 96874)
Maybe it's Trump's turn to have "the goods" on our Chief Justice. A 5-3-1 split on the court would make the "neutral" Chief almost irrelevant if largely siding with the minority in decisions.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 6/12/2019 3:55:32 PM (No. 96885)
Time to see if they have as much dirt on Roberts as they must have had on Sessions. Oh, and only CNN and their ilk would call centrist liberal Kennedy a "centrist conservative.'
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 6/12/2019 4:03:36 PM (No. 96895)
By now, the Roberts kids are grown- or at least old enough to not matter about the adoption irregularities. so Roberts is a long way from his idiotic, irrational Obamacare decision- the dirty rat! The one I am most concerned about is Kavanaugh. He has shown a propensity to side with the liberals- for whaever reason. He makes me think of the Roberts decision to be put on the SCOTUS all over again.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hotcorner 6/12/2019 4:14:10 PM (No. 96898)
It's a crapshoot to place anyone of Washington on the Supreme Court.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: M2 6/12/2019 4:21:35 PM (No. 96900)
"People need to know that we're not doing politics," he said in a February appearance ... Really? Then why is it always a 5-4 split?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/12/2019 4:23:01 PM (No. 96903)
Hugh Hewitt was a really BIG John Roberts fan. 'nuff said.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/12/2019 4:23:21 PM (No. 96904)
What are the odds someone would have five jokers?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 6/12/2019 4:56:19 PM (No. 96923)
Thanks for the warning. I'll put my chainmail on, as I fully expect to be stabbed in the back by Roberts and his cohorts several times in the near future.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/12/2019 5:27:46 PM (No. 96959)
Too tiresome of a tongue bath to even finish reading it. All I could think about while trying to figure out the article's point was this: Just exactly what does Barack Obama have over Robert's head? Or was Roberts too afraid of the 'first black president' to do the right thing and uphold the US Constitution?
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