Teaching a two week class on Mediterranean island
Disappointing U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts recently chuckled that he’d be spending some time on an “impregnable island fortress” after the court concluded its session. It turns out that Roberts is scheduled to teach a two-week class, “The History of the Supreme Court,” on the island nation of Malta. His topic should more correctly be “A Study in Collaboration.”
The Chief Justice has become reviled by conservatives since writing the opinion and casting the deciding vote — in concert with the court liberals — to uphold the monstrosity known as ObamaCare, a massive governmental overreach.
History is an intriguing topic for instructor Roberts to take on. Historians will recall Marshal Pétain’s 1940 speech to the French people after meeting Adolf Hitler in which he declared: “I am today setting out along the road of collaboration.” Formerly a WWI French military hero, Pétain was later convicted as a traitor for heading the pro-Nazi Vichy regime after France’s defeat in World War II.
Here Michael Gerson, an op-ed columnist for the left-leaning Washington Post takes him on, in John Roberts’ Arrogance, dissecting Roberts’ interpretation of the health care law Gerson concludes “This is not an alternate reading but an alternate universe.”