Politics and the Supreme Court

There’s been considerable speculation as to why Chief Justice John Roberts voted to uphold Obamacare as constitutional. Some on the right have blamed his epilepsy medication, which is only slightly less absurd than the idea that David Axelrod was planning on having Roberts offed. Really, if President Obama wanted one justice off the Supreme Court, wouldn’t it be the Giant Gas Bag of Righteous Rightwingness, Antonin Scalia? And if Roberts was dumbed down by his epilepsy medication, why didn’t the prescription work its magic when it came to him unnecessarily and without precedent limiting the commerce clause of the Constitution?

John Roberts - Caricature

John Roberts – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

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Friday Night Photo – Stephen Colbert Takes Down John Roberts

Echoing the sentiments of millions of conservatives across the nation, yesterday a disillusioned Stephen Colbert went over to his high school locker in order to take down his Tiger Beat poster of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Daily Show / Colbert Report: Week in Review


On The Daily Show, the guest was Lou Dobbs. Mr. Dobbs showed himself to be all suit and no brain, as he tried to argue that the Texas redistricting found to disenfranchise minority voters was actually a case of activist judges, and he dismissed Occupy as a movement because he hasn’t seen big enough rallies yet.

On The Colbert Report, Harvard Professor Laurence Tribe spoke of having taught Constitutional Law to both Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts. Of Roberts, Tribe showed wit and wisdom when he said:

I’m not sure how much I taught actually made a difference.

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