Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committees, Socialist Patrick Leahy, threatened Chief Justice Roberts weeks before the Obamacare case decision is to be made public.
On the Senate floor, Leahy railed against Justice Roberts, telling him to “do the right thing” and to follow the will of the people. Judging by the polls, the will of the people is to abolish Obamacare.
He warned Roberts to not engage in judicial activism. That’s ironic given the fact that Sotomayor and Kagan have been outspoken about their judicial activism.
Senator Leahy –
“I trust that he will be a chief justice for all of us and that he has a strong institutional sense of the proper role of the judicial branch,” said Leahy. “The conservative activism of recent years has not been good for the court. Given the ideological challenge to the Affordable Care Act and the extensive, supportive precedent, it would be extraordinary for the Supreme Court not to defer to Congress in this matter that so clearly affects interstate commerce.”
After offering a left-handed compliment about Justice Robert’s work, he said –
“I was struck by how little respect some of the justices showed to Congress, and of how dismissive they were of the months of work in hearings and committee actions and debate of amendments and motions and points of order on the Senate and House floors before the measure was enacted.” [The Supreme Court of the United States is a co-equal branch of government and its role is to decide on the constitutionality of laws as per Marbury vs. Madison]
He further said it will ruin Justice Roberts legacy.
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So, what is Senator Leahy going to do if Justice Roberts doesn’t obey? Secede from the Union?