SCOTUS turncoats: The ultimate betrayal

The United States Supreme Court has long had a predilection for Republican nominated Justices turning hard left after confirmation and donning the black robes of ultimate authority. Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy and Sandra O’Connor were prime examples of portraying themselves as conservative and then reveling in the muddy waters of being “swing votes,” aligning with liberals on major issues.

President Donald Trump is now likely feeling the same sting that Pres. Ronald Reagan endured as his nominees O’Connor and Kennedy danced with the wolves.

Neil Gorsuch, a former U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Tenth Circuit, was nominated as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to succeed brilliant originalist Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly while on a hunting trip.

Brett Kavanaugh, a U.S. District Court Judge for the D.C. Circuit, succeeded retiring Anthony Kennedy following a contentious nominating process in which Democrats went to the mat to defeat his nomination. Pres. Trump’s support remained solid and conservatives rejoiced as the two nominees each were sworn in and took their seats on the nation’s highest court.

On the nine-member court with five Republican appointees — including Chief Justice John Roberts — the all-too-frequent lurch to the left is palpably disappointing.

Monday, Roberts jarringly joined far-left justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor in striking down Louisiana’s law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, concluding such patient protections violate the abortion rights mandated in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Two weeks earlier, the court ruled 5-4 against the Trump administration, saying it did not take the proper steps to end Obama’s 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects an estimated quarter of a million illegal aliens from deportation based on unable to be verified claims they entered the USA with their invading parents as young children. Roberts, ensuring a future Democrat majority voting bloc, wrote the court’s opinion, joined by the four liberal justices.

Bereaved family members making final arrangements for their loved ones at a Georgia funeral home, were forced to deal with an obvious male employee who decided to come to work in drag. His employer asked him to return to his usual mode of dress, which he claimed infringed on his right of free expression as a newly configured transgender male. Gerald Bostock’s outrageous claim was persuasive. In a June 15, 2020, 6-3 ruling, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion. Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh were in the minority authoring dissents, voting for sanity.

Chief Justice John Roberts, portrayed as a conservative when nominated by President George W. Bush, joined his liberal colleagues in all three cases.

11 Responses to SCOTUS turncoats: The ultimate betrayal

  1. Mike says:

    Roberts has proven to be the Juan McAnus of SCOTUS.

  2. hoi polloi boy says:

    “We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies. The wisdom of those decisions is none of our concern. Here we address only whether the Administration complied with the procedural requirements in the law that insist on ‘a reasoned explanation for its action.’ ” – Chief Justice John Roberts

    It is unbelievable that the Court would block a legal presidential E.O. rescinding a previous president’s illegal and unconstitutional E.O. under the guise of “procedural requirements”. The SCOTUS is usurping presidential and legislative powers at an alarming rate.

    Chief Justice Roberts has gone rogue. We re no longer a nation of laws.

    • Kimball says:

      That quote from CJ John Roberts is chilling in it’s arrogance and complete disregard for the rule of law. How do these snakes slink through the nominating process? There should be multiple layers of independently conducted vetting.

  3. Villanova says:

    Bill Clinton was responsible for Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barack Obama put Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court. Obama thought he was making the first Hispanic appointment but he was beaten by Herbert Hoover who put Benjamin Cardozo on the Supreme Court in 1932. Cardozo was Portuguese and a Sephardic Jew.

  4. Doc says:

    I Firmly believe that, going back to his obamacare decision, SOMEBODY “got to” Chief Justice Roberts. Whatever that “somebody” had on him is still being used today…

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Glad to read your comment, Doc, since it also echos my thoughts. John Roberts is groveling to some unseen entity who obviously has the “goods” on him. I read once that there were some slippery dealings surrounding the Ireland-based adoption of his children, but I have no recollection of specifics or knowledge if they are even true.

      What I do know with certainty is that John Roberts should not be on the U.S. Supreme Court. He posed as a Republican but he’s got horns and a tail.

  5. Sam says:

    Roberts has not gone rogue.
    He is a puppet and is having his nether region squeezed.

    As Maxine Waters let it slip a number of years ago, the man called Obama compiled a massive database. In other words, material that could be used to blackmail anyone–American citizen or otherwise.

    Where are those two little Irish girls John?

    Approx. 3 million children go missing, worldwide, every year.
    Where are they?

    HRC/the laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner (Huma’s “husband”)/the Podesta brothers/Epstein/well known celebrities and talking heads in the media, it’s a worldwide business.

    It goes all the way down to hell.

    Kind of like a Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman movie.
    Eyes Wide Shut. It’s not fiction.

    When President Trump refers to the “invisible enemy” during his news conferences and pressers, you may think that he is referring to the corona virus sent from China.

    The term “invisible enemy” has two meanings. . .

    This from (Ret) General Mike Flynn, who has been railroaded for the past 3+ years:

    Do not replace your FREEDOM with fear

    There are forces in this world which feed off of fear (most powerful emotion) and hate and *death*.

    Sunshine IS the best disinfectant.

    Please Pray and ask God to defeat the works of satan and his minions.

  6. jake sez says:

    The way these justices are selected and confirmed is like a interpretive dance. First the leftist pretends to be horrified by the choice of a “conservative” nominee. Once the nominee is through all the silly questions concerning what was done 30 or 40 years ago, he or she is confirmed. Once the confirmation process is complete the nominee can begin to make the metamorphosis into a true liberal justice.

    We the people, must keep an eye on the politicians first to make sure the candidate selected is of the quality claimed. Don’t trust the weak politicians that have gathered to rule over us. Their needs come first and “IF” their is anything left over, we the people might get a nod of the head.

  7. Strom says:

    It is really up to Congress to write laws clearly which has not occurred on many issues, including abortion.