Monday, March 04, 2013

Justice Roberts and Justice Taney

Notorious Chief Justices
When it comes time to write the Supreme Court decision to overturn key elements of the Voting Rights Act, John Roberts will choose himself to author the decision. This will mostly be because Roberts will be afraid that Antonin Scalia will not be able to resist inserting the word "jiggaboo" into the text, but it will link Roberts for all time with that other great defender of legalized racism in America - Roger Taney.

Shelby Co. v. Holder, rightly, should be considered part of the Citizens United decision. Both have the clear intention of tilting election results in favor of privileged classes. The Citizens United case was insufficient alone in allowing Sheldon Adelson and and his ilk to outright buy the 2012 election. Coupled with large scale disenfranchisement of minorities the two Supreme Court decisions should allow white elites to own government for a couple more generations.

History will certainly link Justice Roberts with Justice Taney. Roberts, like Taney, will be vilified by history as a racial extremist.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The court voting against rights afforded by the constitution because constitutional rights are "entitlements" (which, of course, by definition, it is supposed to be). That is the legacy these people want. Very noble of them.

Katy Anders said...

I hope it doesn't happen. With the health care decision, Chief Justice Roberts proved he doesn't feel compelled to join those extreme cultists masquerading as conservatives on the Court.

It remains to be seen whether he is capable of any independent thought when analyzing the Constitution.

I hope so. Four Scalias on the Court is a scary proposition.

Katy Anders said...

I hope it doesn't happen. With the health care decision, Chief Justice Roberts proved he doesn't feel compelled to join those extreme cultists masquerading as conservatives on the Court.

It remains to be seen whether he is capable of any independent thought when analyzing the Constitution.

I hope so. Four Scalias on the Court is a scary proposition.