Chief Justice Roberts questions being present at SOTU address

March 10, 2010

Source: CNN

Chief Justie John Roberts is still upset about POTUS directly chastising them at the State of the Union over their ruling on campaign finance, which allows corporations, unions and PACS to donate.


With all due deference to the separation of powers, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations –– to spend without limit in our elections.

barry was financed/heleped by all three groups to get elected and then made backroom deals with Pharma and unions. And he lied about taking public finance – so who was barry to speak?

And he got it wrong by including foreign corporations, which is as Justice Alito mouthed – not true.

Roberts spoke with University of Alabama students.

Chief Justice JOHN ROBERTS:

It does cause me to think whether or not it makes sense for us to be there. To the extent the State of the Union has degenerated into a political pep rally, I’m not sure why we’re there.

Roberts said it’s ok for “people” to criticize but that it’s a matter of decorum. Decorum, protocol, etiquette are things barry not only knows nothing about, he doesn’t think it applies to him.

ROBERTS: Some people, I think, have an obligation to criticize what we do, given their office, if they think we’ve done something

. So I have no problems with that. On the other hand, there is the issue of the setting, the circumstances and the decorum. The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering, while the court, according to the requirements of protocol, has to sit there, expressionless, I think is very troubling.

Recall barry voted against Roberts and Alito and Alito refused to stay for barry’s inappropriate meeting with the Court. A meeting that took place behind closed doors before he was inaugurated and while birth certificate/eligibility cases were pending before the Court.

Justices Antonin Scalia and John Paul Stevens do not regularly attend the SOTU because of its partisan nature.

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