Roberts Defends SCOTUS After VP Harris, Democrats Attack Courtís Legitimacy | Eastern North Carolina Now | Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts defended the court from attacks on its legitimacy.

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    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts defended the court from attacks on its legitimacy.

    Speaking to jurists at the 10th Circuit Bench and Bar Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Roberts pointed out that the nation's highest court has always handled controversial cases, and decided some cases that provoked strong reactions from the public. However, Roberts pushed back on recent attacks against the legitimacy of the court itself, saying that disagreeing with an opinion on a controversial issue does not call into question the legitimacy of the court.

    "The court has always decided controversial cases and decisions always have been subject to intense criticism and that is entirely appropriate," Roberts told attendees at the conference, via the New York Post. "But I don't understand the connection between the opinions people disagree with and the legitimacy of the Supreme Court."

    "Yes, all of our opinions are open to criticism," he added, according to The Washington Post. "In fact, our members do a great job of criticizing some opinions from time to time. But simply because people disagree with an opinion is not a basis for criticizing the legitimacy of the court."

    Roberts pointed out that the distinct purpose of the Supreme Court is to interpret the law without regard to political opinions or concerns. "That role doesn't change simply because people disagree with this opinion or that opinion or with a particular mode of jurisprudence," he said.

    The Supreme Court took up a number of controversial cases and handed down several controversial decisions during its term earlier this year. In June, the court ruled that state-level restrictions on concealed carrying firearms are unconstitutional, in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen; then, the court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and giving control of abortion back to the states; finally, the court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to set emissions caps on coal plants in West Virginia v. The Environmental Protection Agency.

    Democrats and left-wing activists responded to those three rulings, especially the Dobbs decision, by slandering the court as "extremist" and saying the court "set a torch" to its legitimacy, and calling for it to be reformed or for more justices to be put onto the bench.

    Roberts continued, warning about the dangers of allowing politics into the judiciary. "If the court doesn't retain its legitimate function of interpreting the constitution, I'm not sure who would take up that mantle," he said, via the Associated Press. "You don't want the political branches telling you what the law is, and you don't want public opinion to be the guide of what the appropriate decision is."

    Roberts' comments come after Vice President Kamala Harris attacked the legitimacy of the Supreme Court in reaction to the Court's decision in Dobbs.

    "I think this is an activist court," Harris told Chuck Todd in a clip of an interview with NBC News' "Meet the Press" Friday. "We had an established right for almost half a century [abortion]... And this court took that constitutional right away, and we are suffering as a nation because of it. That causes me great concern about the integrity of the court overall."

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In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
696 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#154
Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
1,181 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#152
With Roe v Wade (originated in 1973) overturned by the US Supreme Court, thereby allowing decisions on abortion legislation completely returned to the states: Where do you find your position on such a "Life and Death" issue for the American People?
  Yes, I approve of the US Supreme Court's decision to reinstate this "medical" issue back to the states' legislative responsibility to regulate.
  No, I believe that every woman should have complete access to abortion on demand.
  This issue is far beyond my intellectual capacity to understand.
530 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#150
With respect to the leaked opinion not yet written for ratification regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's revisiting the original decision of Roe v Wade, whence now nonstop protests have erupted in neighborhoods where U.S. Supreme Court justices live, exhibiting the firm intent to intimidate these officers of the highest court in the land: What action should the federal authorities take?
  Do nothing ... Protests are a fixture of a free society.
  Enforce the law ... Federal codes exist to prohibit any intimidation through the pubic harassment of federal judges, especially Supreme Court justices.
  I have no idea, however, northern Virginia School Board Members must be shielded from protests at all costs.
525 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

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