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(Salon)   John Roberts is a stickler for proper procedure. Along came Donald Trump   (salon.com) divider line
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2020-07-06 10:58:57 PM  
If a conservative court isn't buying your conservative bullshiat, you are the biggest loser.
 
2020-07-06 11:54:54 PM  
John Roberts: putting the lawful back in lawful evil.
 
2020-07-06 11:58:15 PM  
I heard John Roberts makes love to his wife with French Sticklers.
 
2020-07-07 12:04:13 AM  
His brother Jake the Snake is the same way.
 
2020-07-07 12:05:38 AM  
Chamberlain Haller was a stickler for procedure as well.

/Did you say yutes?
//What's a yute?
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2020-07-07 12:08:04 AM  

Albino Squid: John Roberts: putting the lawful back in lawful evil.


That was a damn good one. I appreciate you.
 
2020-07-07 12:15:10 AM  
No mention of the electoral college decision? That was kind of a big deal.

Maybe it was past the deadline.
 
2020-07-07 12:18:25 AM  
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2020-07-07 12:26:44 AM  
which is why he let the Senate GOP crap on the impeachment
 
2020-07-07 12:30:30 AM  

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"Which is it, John? Do I follow procedure or achieve the conservative agenda?"

"Mr. President, it's both. We've been over this."
 
2020-07-07 12:34:42 AM  
The GOP keeps thinking, "What's the big deal? We tell you to do something and you do it. What's not Constitutional about that?"
 
2020-07-07 12:59:20 AM  

cob2f: FnkyTwn: [pbs.twimg.com image 599x511]

"Which is it, John? Do I follow procedure or achieve the conservative agenda?"

"Mr. President, it's both. We've been over this."


Have you ever TRIED relaxing while following procedure??  It is a paradox.
 
2020-07-07 2:01:22 AM  
The GOP sees courts as their employees.

The courts see themselves as the GOP's employees.

SCOTUS however is a power hungry cabal where a coin toss can turn every case into a Fargo wood chipper, and the only thing that justifies its existence is procedure.
 
2020-07-07 3:17:59 AM  
He feels underclothed only when the GOP doesn't provide the slightest fig leaf to cover his motivated reasoning.

He aches for the "plausible" part of plausible deniability.
 
2020-07-07 7:34:08 AM  
"C'mon, we have like 300 years of laws written by the powerful to ensure they maintain power, it's not like it's hard to find an actual law to use, idiot."
 
2020-07-07 8:35:30 AM  
John Roberts is playing the long con. He wants Trump out, so conservativism can flourish again. Four more years of Trump, there might not be a U.S. The second Trump is gone, Roberts goes ultra-right.
 
2020-07-07 8:56:57 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: SCOTUS however is a power hungry cabal where a coin toss can turn every case into a Fargo wood chipper, and the only thing that justifies its existence is procedure.


A high court's existence isn't justified by "procedure", it's a necessary part of a functioning government.  Ours is particularly polarized because of how we choose our president.  Party-driven winner take all election processes with low turnout generate weak plurality candidates.  This politicizes SCOTUS in a way it shouldn't.

A few more seats on the bench, ranked choice voting, and term limits for sitting judges would change a lot.
 
2020-07-07 11:04:30 AM  

Albino Squid: John Roberts: putting the lawful back in lawful evil.


I was thinking this was the epitome of lawful neutral. Do whatever the fark you want, just be sure to file the paperwork properly.
 
2020-07-07 11:55:28 AM  

Khellendros: Bennie Crabtree: SCOTUS however is a power hungry cabal where a coin toss can turn every case into a Fargo wood chipper, and the only thing that justifies its existence is procedure.

A high court's existence isn't justified by "procedure", it's a necessary part of a functioning government.  Ours is particularly polarized because of how we choose our president.  Party-driven winner take all election processes with low turnout generate weak plurality candidates.  This politicizes SCOTUS in a way it shouldn't.

A few more seats on the bench, ranked choice voting, and term limits for sitting judges would change a lot.


I am talking about SCOTUS. The only high court in the supposedly democratic world, that is entirely dependent on only 2 political parties. And one of those parties took complete control over deciding the staffing of courts, during the Obama administration.

I am not talking about a supreme court in the other democracies.
 
2020-07-07 3:10:23 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: I am talking about SCOTUS. The only high court in the supposedly democratic world, that is entirely dependent on only 2 political parties. And one of those parties took complete control over deciding the staffing of courts, during the Obama administration.I am not talking about a supreme court in the other democracies.


So much is wrong with what you typed here (and how it moves goalposts from your previous post), I'm not going to address it all here.  I'll just say that you're sadly misinformed on how other high courts work, and ours exists as far more than just "procedure" as the primary reason for its existence.  If you're going to be mad (and justifiably so), know what the fark you're talking about.
 
2020-07-07 9:05:44 PM  

FezMonkey: Albino Squid: John Roberts: putting the lawful back in lawful evil.

I was thinking this was the epitome of lawful neutral. Do whatever the fark you want, just be sure to file the paperwork properly.


I said to someone else once:
Roberts may be a Republican, but he's Lawful Republican.
 
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