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President Bush's Masterful Supreme Court Pick -- Paying off already!
Chief Justice John Roberts is a brilliant attorney, jurist, and man. And, in a major decision, a unanimous one, he has shown an ability that should have conservatives dancing for joy. He is able to convince the liberals on the Supreme Court to vote along with him! This last week, we saw exactly that expertise as the court voted 8-0 (Justice Alito did not vote) to uphold the "Solomon Amendment." That law provided that any law school that wanted federal money could not bar recruiters for our Armed Forces or the CIA from their campuses.
The law schools argued, forcefully but vainly, that such a requirement impinged on their rights to free speech. The unanimous court rejected that argument, forcefully and effectively. To quote the honorable Chief Justice from the opinion that he wrote:
"The Solomon Amendment neither limits what law schools may say nor requires them to say anything. Law schools remain free under the statute to express whatever views they may have on the military’s congressionally mandated employment policy, all the while retaining eligibility for federal funds. ... As a general matter, the Solomon Amendment regulates conduct, not speech. It affects what law schools must do, afford equal access to military recruiters, not what they may or may not say."
"...Chief Justice Roberts wrote a major First Amendment decision so well that no justice dissented or concurred ...This means that he placated justices Ginsburg, Stevens, Breyer and Souter."
The First Amendment Center wrote a glowing review of this decision. They noted, with amazement and no small amount of awe, that Chief Justice Roberts wrote a major First Amendment decision so well that no justice dissented or concurred (wrote an opinion reaching the same result for a different reason, or agreeing only partly with the full case opinion). This means that he placated justices Ginsburg, Stevens, Breyer and Souter. As the article notes, he narrowly tailored the opinion, and did not overreach. This is a sign that the Chief Justice is an excellent judge.
The law schools are not being impinged upon. They are not being required to "speak the government’s message," they’re only being required to give access in exchange for exorbitant money. However, ultra-left law proessors hate America just as much as Ward Churchill ever could. They want to forcefully silence any semblance of loyalty to the United States, its Constitution or its founding principles, but still collect as much cash from our pockets (we do, after all, fund the United States of America) as possible. The entire Supreme Court put a stop to that.
"For this excellent, wonderful, astonishingly unified decision, we owe Chief Justice Roberts our resounding applause. And we also owe that same applause to our President for appointing him to the top spot on the court."
For this excellent, wonderful, astonishingly unified decision, we owe Chief Justice Roberts our resounding applause. And we also owe that same applause to our President for appointing him to the top spot on the court. And, in all fairness, we also owe applause to the other seven justices, especially the liberal ones, who listened to the Chief Justice’s reasoning, and took it to heart, and agreed. I only hope that future critical decisions are reasoned with the same excellent logic.