It should come as no surprise that Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts sees partisan politics as the greatest threat to the Court. He worries about the partisan process that chose Justice Neil Gorsuch as contaminating the public’s perception of the court. The process taints the public’s view of the court members, thinking that the judges have to have been affected by the process.
As Written By Tré Goins-Phillips for The Blaze:
While conservatives are celebrating the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, Chief Justice John Roberts is warning that there’s a “real danger” facing the high court right now.
During a question-and-answer session at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earlier this week, Roberts said the “partisan hostility” that surrounded filling the Supreme Court seat vacated with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia threatens the sanctity of the court, the Washington Post reported.
“I want to point out one thing — that throughout this whole process, the Supreme Court has been quietly going about its business of deciding the cases before it, according to the Constitution, in a completely nonpartisan way,” Roberts said. “We’ve done it for the past 14 months with one vacancy, and we’ll do it going in the future now that we have a full complement.”
It is a real danger that the partisan hostility that people see in the political branches will affect the nonpartisan activity of the judicial branch. It is very difficult I think for a member of the public to look at what goes on in confirmation hearings these days, which is a very sharp conflict in political terms between Democrats and Republicans, and not think that the person who comes out of that process must similarly share that partisan view of public issues and …..
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