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US Supreme Court Lurches Left

|| By FITSNEWS || The U.S. Supreme Court has lurched to the left under chief justice John Roberts – who cast the deciding vote to uphold president Barack Obama’s socialized medicine monstrosity three years ago. (Roberts’ court gets another bite at the apple this year). “The Supreme Court under Chief…

|| By FITSNEWS || The U.S. Supreme Court has lurched to the left under chief justice John Roberts – who cast the deciding vote to uphold president Barack Obama’s socialized medicine monstrosity three years ago.

(Roberts’ court gets another bite at the apple this year).

“The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has been a conservative court. But even conservative courts have liberal terms – and the current term is leaning left as it enters its final two weeks,” The New York Times reported this week. “The court has issued liberal decisions in 54 percent of the cases in which it had announced decisions as of June 22, according to the Supreme Court Database, using a widely accepted standard developed by political scientists. If that trend holds, the final percentage could rival the highest since the era of the notably liberal court of the 1950s and 1960s led by Chief Justice Earl Warren.”

The Times even has a nifty graphic on its article allowing readers to track the court’s historical ideological evolution (again, assuming you buy into their “widely accepted standard” definition).

Interesting …

Also of interest?  The court’s leftward lurch is coinciding with deteriorating public confidence in the institution …

UPDATE: Wow. Literally the moment after we pressed “publish” on this story, this happened.

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19 comments

Cast Again! June 25, 2015 at 10:13 am

This time he was joined by Kennedy! 6-3 for ACA!

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nitrat June 25, 2015 at 11:28 am

This case was tailored to appeal to Scalia, the king of mental masturbation ad absurdum.
No rational jurist took it seriously and that is why there were no lower court splits on it.
It should have never been accepted. This was just another Scalia Do-over case.

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Read it and weep GOP! June 25, 2015 at 10:15 am Reply
Rocky June 25, 2015 at 10:19 am

To: Pogo, Guest, Flip, Grand Tango, FC
From: Rocky
RE: Obamacare Goes Down in June

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Nölff June 25, 2015 at 10:33 am

OMGWTFBBQLOL

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Dan Ruck June 25, 2015 at 11:01 am

Hurrah for America! God bless the SCOTUS! God bless our courageous president! This is a wonderful day to be alive!

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The Colonel June 25, 2015 at 11:16 am

Lurches, lurches?!? They’ve got the blind drunken staggers. The law is an ass and Chief Justice Roberts is the sphincter!

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fred frakel June 25, 2015 at 11:35 am

You are repeating yourself just like your sphincter passes gas. Come now colonel get a little more creative!!!!

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The Colonel June 25, 2015 at 11:38 am

Justice Roberts is the fred farkel of the digestive system and he needs wiping!

How was that?

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fred farkel June 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Sorry colonel not creative enough! How about kissing rather than wiping!!!!!!! You are certainly good at that.

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nitrat June 25, 2015 at 11:23 am

fitsnews lies…confidence in the court nosedived with Citizens United because most Americans realize it gave the rich the right to scream their ‘speech’, while the average guy can only whisper.

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vicupstate June 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Conservatives are forever wondering why did ‘_fill in the blank____ ‘ turn into a RINO/Liberal/sell-out?

From Bob Inglis to John Roberts to Trey Gowdy (on Trade at least). There is a answer that is common to all of these supposed ‘turncoat’ situations.

Conservatives get their news exclusively from a right wing propaganda echo chamber with Fox News as the epicenter. Therefore, they are constantly exposed to vitriolic, bombastic, conspiracy-theory laden streams of Bull Shit.

The aforementioned officials parrot that Bull Shit in order to get elected in Red oriented localities. Once elected to their respective post, they admit to themselves, or learn (if they themselves were likewise conned) that the BS from the echo chamber is just that, BS. Feeling ashamed of their naivety and gullibility, they vote (sooner or later) based on the reality that continues to elude their original supporters.

It really is that simple.

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tyronemamacollards June 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm

a victory for the American people. Hooray !!!!!

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SirJamesSC July 4, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Uh, no, he said LEFT. Not anything FOR the American people.

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Barry June 25, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Yes yes yrs – another will for us liberal democrats ! Stay tuned for more sweeping changes

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Neutral Judge June 25, 2015 at 2:26 pm

The court isn’t supposed to be liberal OR conservative. It’s supposed to be a neutral judge of the Constitutionality/legality of cases brought before it. It’s very sad for America that the we have a partisan Judicial.
When’s the last time we had a Supreme give a statement that said something like “I don’t personally agree with (whatever the decision is) but the law is the law and my personal feelings don’t matter.”
I give their rulings about as much respect as I give to all the idiots running for President right now…none.

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tomstickler June 25, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Did I call this 6-3 decision two days ago, or what?

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Lone Ranger July 8, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Legislating from the bench leaves an awful stench and if
Caesar doesn’t get you—God will

And we’ll continue to see it as long as bought John Roberts
is on the take from Capitol Hill !!!

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