Author Topic: Independent judiciary.. *Blind Justice*-- IS_THAT_POSSIBLE any more?  (Read 178 times)

Offline Belenus

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The derisive comment, "that was an Obama judge.." - How did that strike you?

I am old enough to have voted for more than two presidents and the packing the Supreme Court with political operatives scares the hell out of me when I consider the impact such raw stupidity upon our justice system and the impact it will have on my kids and grandkids.

So, how center-of-line, how dispassionate do you see our greatest court of the USA?

(Disclaimer: I was a judge of sorts for fifteen years; an arbitrator.)
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Re: Independent judiciary.. *Blind Justice*-- IS_THAT_POSSIBLE any more?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 01:01:15 PM »
While Ancient Greece and Rome had judges, their Assemblies and
Senates, who spoke on behalf of its citizens, legislated w/the
consent of the Monarch/Leader. Judicial approval never existed.
Further, in several Parliamentary systems the Judicial component is inferior.
So why is it a co-equal component of our governance???
Is it because Judges are superior beings???



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Re: Independent judiciary.. *Blind Justice*-- IS_THAT_POSSIBLE any more?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 01:01:25 PM »
Spot on!

Roberts declared, “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”

It would have been proper for Roberts to say nothing about Trump’s remark, but, ostensibly endeavoring to protect the integrity of the courts, he apparently felt compelled. Obviously, Justice Roberts knows full well how highly politicized the federal courts are — and his assertion that we now have an “independent judiciary” defies reality. The objective of impartial “blind justice” is certainly what our Founders prescribed for the judicial branch, but they knew that attaining equal justice under the law was a high bar.

The most recent skewering of then-SCOTUS nominee and now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh is an airtight case in point. So one might conclude that Roberts was projecting what he believes should be the nonpartisan nature of the courts. But as he stated it, he’s flat wrong.


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Re: Independent judiciary.. *Blind Justice*-- IS_THAT_POSSIBLE any more?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 04:36:34 PM »
Considering that Justice Roberts' statement was made with the specter of the oft overturned 9th circuit court looming large in the background, I'd say Hizzoner is as full of shit as a Christmas Goose.
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