By George Spelvin, staff writer
President Barack Obama signed his executive order stopping deportation of some young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children a scant 13 days before Justice John Roberts flipped his no to a yes allowing the President’s premier legislation to become the law of the land just as Obama’s reelection campaign ramps up. Now some observers are wondering if questions asked about the Roberts’ private adoptions in 2005 during his confirmation hearings might have had a “lingering” effect.
According to underneaththeirrobes.blog.com, “Perhaps the children were born in Ireland but were in Latin America immediately prior to their adoption.” The same blog refers a little later to a NEW YORK TIMES report saying they were adopted privately. Attorney Roberts was only able to play an advisory role for the Bush team even though he was in Florida during the Bush-Gore 2,000 election crisis because he was under stress and preoccupied with the adoption of his son, according to another report by Dan Klaidman of NEWSWEEK. (2)
We now learn of the deep divide that the Roberts flip flop is causing in the Supreme Court. “The four (conservative justices) joined forces and crafted a highly unusual, unsigned joint dissent. They deliberately ignored Roberts’ decision as if they were no longer even willing to engage with him in debate” says the Gateway Pundit which is using the word compromise to characterize what Roberts did!
A closer look at Roberts’ past suggests conservatives might have been misled about his being their champion on the bench. While working at the D.C. law firm of Hogan and Hartson, Roberts did behind the scenes, pro bono work for gay rights advocates by preparing arguments in the gay movements’ most important legal victory, the 1996, Romer v. Evans case in front of the Supreme Court.
Jane Sullivan Roberts boasts that her husband can dance the “Walls of Limerick” with the best of them as she describes how much the couple enjoys their frequent visits to her family’s cottage in Knocklong County Limerick. “Hiking in the Irish Mountainside, staying in a small Irish cottage, visiting the locals and dancing at local festivals” all solidify his ties to Ireland. But just how much does all of this background information satisfy the many questions about Roberts’ actual motive behind his announced decision? Why was he so firmly committed to tossing out the Affordable Care Act President Obama so wanted? And why did Chief Justice Roberts then flip during the last days of preparing that decision? Why did he decide to say “Yes Obamacare is a tax” thereby saving it from destruction?
What, if anything, might someone know about Roberts that might have factored into his decision? Did someone approach Roberts with something that might have ended his career?
Will that person(s) use that information again when the next liberal cause comes up before the Court?
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