Chief Justice Roberts has put the political world on notice.
On Friday, Roberts issued his year-end report.
He warned against the dire consequences of too much political influence penetrating the Judiciary in that report.
Over the last few years, all you needed to tell was tell me who appointed the judge, and I could predict the outcome of the case about 90 percent of the time.
That is truly scary.
Our Judiciary is moving away from the rule of law and justice to become completely politicized.
If you look at every case that came before judges during Trump’s presidency, every case with a Democrat-appointed judge went against him.
Trump won more than he lost with conservative justices, but he lost his fair share of cases before Republican-appointed judges.
On the fact that politics is seeping into our Judiciary, Roberts stated, “The Judiciary’s power to manage its internal affairs insulates courts from inappropriate political influence and is crucial to preserving public trust in its work as a separate and co-equal branch of government.
“Decisional independence is essential to due process, promoting impartial decision-making, free from political or other extraneous influence.”
He added, “Let me be crystal clear: the Judiciary takes this matter seriously.
“We expect judges to adhere to the highest standards, and those judges violated an ethics rule.”
Everything Roberts said is true, but the Supreme Court has been very guilty of this over the last few years.
We have seen the court fold to public and political pressure in several cases, be it an unexpected verdict that appears to be to avoid rioting or kicking the can down the road and not taking the case.
Additionally, our politicians, including the current and future residents of the White House, need to keep their noses out of these cases.
Whether they admit it or not, their words play a significant role in the public pressure applied to the Judiciary.
Commenting on the case after the outcome is different, but mum should be the word while the cases are being tried.
This is one of the more significant issues in this country for me, as the Judiciary is far too tainted and saturated by politics right now, and this is at all levels.
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Source: New York Post