by Steve on March 10, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts spoke at the University of Alabama’s School of Law Tuesday.  While fielding questions after his talk, Roberts had the opportunity to discuss the ambush that occurred at the State of the Union address.  If you’ve forgotten, President Obama directly attacked the court for a decision regarding campaign financing.

“The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering while the court — according the requirements of protocol — has to sit there expressionless, I think is very troubling.”

I didn’t realize that the justices are required to remain seated and without emotion. I just thought they were being courtly.

“I’m not sure why we’re there,” said Roberts

I have to agree with the Chief Justice. I didn’t think much of the mugging when it happened and now that I know the justices were prohibited from any kind of response I find it very un-presidential.

More from the AP.


SJBill March 12, 2010 at 21:11

Not only the Supreme Court Justices – the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sat there stone-faced.

Likewise, His Obamaness should have acted similarly to the officials of both groups.

The Chicago Boss has little class, or eloquence.

SoCal Pir8 March 16, 2010 at 12:38

Two Supreme Court follow up items
1. Butler University has deemed Chief Justice Roberts is to controversial to be able to deliever a speech on champus.
2. I don’t remember which but one of the Associate Justices said yesterday that he will no longer attend the State of the Union because it has become too political in nature.

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