Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Impeach Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.

Bill Berry at Madison's Cap Times calls for the impeachment of Justice John Roberts:

If you’ve been around long enough, you can remember the highway billboards of the 1960s demanding “Impeach Earl Warren.”

Appointed chief justice of the United States by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower in 1953, Warren went on to anger conservatives for high court rulings, especially in the areas of police arrest procedures, separation of church and state, and civil rights.

The John Birch Society paid for those billboard messages, and while Warren was never impeached, he served as a convenient whipping boy for those who claimed to want a constructionist, not an activist, Supreme Court. My, how times have changed. Current Chief Justice John “Screw the Little Guy” Roberts and his four black-robed sycophants have proven every bit as activist as the Warren court.

The Roberts court’s frightening 5-4 ruling that corporations and unions may spend freely from their treasuries to influence elections is a monumental decision, as in monumentally wrong. Those scrambling to defend it note that the decision might lead to full disclosure of who or, in this case, what is spending money to buy political office. Sure, as if we didn’t know the names of the robber barons that Robert La Follette and Wisconsin’s early 20th century progressives fought.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole concept of a supreme court justice being nominated by a president (and therefore political party) on top of a "lifetime" appointment is ridiculous at its very core.

On top of that; the people on the supreme court are generally too old -- there should be a mandatory retirement age, if nothing else.

February 3, 2010 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger L A Neumann said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for writing. Your points are valid. What we have now isn't working. But I still feel strongly that the public could sway decisions by pressuring the courts. Instead we have bad decisions that a few fuss about but the general population accepts.

Best, A

February 3, 2010 at 8:54 AM  

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