Chief Justice John Roberts Amasses a Conservative Record, and Wrath From the Right
WASHINGTON - A decade ago, as President George W. Bush was about to appoint a Supreme Court justice, The Wall Street…
“Mr. Bush’s choice, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., delighted the right. But now, 10 years later, some conservatives seem to be suffering from a belated and somewhat puzzling case of buyer’s remorse.
This barrage of criticism is hard to reconcile with Chief Justice Roberts’s overall record, which is quite conservative.
He was in the majority in 5-to-4 decisions like Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which amplified the role of money in politics; Shelby County v. Holder, which destroyed the heart of the Voting Rights Act; and District of Columbia v. Heller, which identified an individual right to bear arms.
When the court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in June, again by a 5-to-4 vote, Chief Justice Roberts dissented. He summarized his dissent from the bench, a first for him and a move signaling profound disagreement.”
The only thing that is moderate about John Roberts is that he still attempts to interpret the Constitution and not the Bible to decide law, and because he disagreed with the Republican obsession to repeal the A.C.A.