Is that a signal to the rookie justice and his sponsor for the job?
The Chief Justice is trying to clear the political cloud that Kavanaugh’s confirmation has hanging over him and the court….
A HARD shift to make the conservative Right happy IS gonna cause Roberts and the court support and legimacy….
Chief Justice John Roberts is vowing to keep the Supreme Court out of the political fray despite the intense and divisive fight over the nomination of the court’s newest member, Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
At the outset of an appearance at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, Roberts said he wanted to make some comments prompted by what he euphemistically called “the contentious events in Washington in recent weeks.”
“I will not criticize the political branches. We do that often enough in our opinions,” the chief justice said. “What I would like to do is emphasize how the judicial branch is and must be very different.”
Roberts professed “great respect” for public officials, presumably including the senators who conducted the two rounds of hearings for Kavanaugh.
“After all, they speak for the people,” the chief justice said. “We do not speak for the people, but we speak for the Constitution. Our role is very clear.”
In the wake of Kavanaugh’s confirmation and the Senate’s controversial handling of sexual assault allegations against him, polls have shown an increased number of Americans convinced that the court is becoming more political. A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 43 percent of Americans think the court’s rulings will be more politically motivated with Kavanaugh on the bench, compared with 10 percent who said they will be less political.
Roberts stressed that many of the Supreme Court’s most significant decisions had been unpopular and at odds with what elected officials of the time probably would have wanted…..
I IS being mentioned that Republicans control ALL three branches of the Federal Government….
Well , probably only till January….