Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Chief Justice Robert comments on Obama's SOTU criticism of the Supreme Court.

Responding to a University of Alabama law student’s question, Roberts said anyone was free to criticize the court, and some have an obligation to do so because of their positions.

“So I have no problems with that,” he said. “On the other hand, there is the issue of the setting, the circumstances and the decorum.

“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.”

~~~~

Do you agree with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Should Justices even attend?

Answer Question
 
grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 6:59 AM on Mar. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Level 39 (106,530 Credits)
Answers (15)
  • Roberts told the students he wonders whether justices should attend the speeches.


    "I'm not sure why we're there," said Roberts.


    Justice Antonin Scalia once said he no longer goes to the annual speech because the justices "sit there like bumps on a log" in an otherwise highly partisan atmosphere. Six of the nine justices attended Obama's address.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:00 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • LOVE IT!!! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:16 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • “So I have no problems with that,” he said. “On the other hand, there is the issue of the setting, the circumstances and the decorum. “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.”


    Basically, I got from this~ Roberts feels Obama lacks the decorum to understand there is a time and place for certain things.  And Obama using the SOTU as his pulpit to preach to them KNOWING they couldn't show emotion was troubling..  <-- I AGREE!

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:25 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • Roberts must not have been there the day Obama reminded his "inner circle" that "he won!" LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:42 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • Yeah well Obama is an egomaniac i'd say narcissist.I would even say he is the worst i've seen for president to date..in my lifetime.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:11 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • It's all very sad in America now.
    The patients have overtaken the asylum.
    Keep working, many taxes are needed to pay for this crap!
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 8:21 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • It was just another sorry blow committed by the Dictator wannabe
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:22 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • Kudos to Judge Roberts
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:14 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • "Basically, I got from this~ Roberts feels Obama lacks the decorum to understand there is a time and place for certain things. And Obama using the SOTU as his pulpit to preach to them KNOWING they couldn't show emotion was troubling.. <-- I AGREE!"

    ____________________________

    Isn't that what bullys do? Next year, Sotomayor may be sitting alone! hahaha.
    360

    Answer by 360 at 9:50 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • I agree with Judge Roberts.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:30 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN