• Antonin Scalia,  Day By Day,  John Roberts,  Supreme Court,  United States Supreme Court

    Day By Day July 31, 2012 – Wild Things

    Day By Day by Chris Muir

    Justice Robert was a big disappointment on ObamaCare and Justice Scalia’s comments on the Second Amendment are unbelievable.

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia outraged conservatives with his remarks on gun control and the Second Amendment this morning in a Fox News interview with Chris Wallace.

    Scalia stated that the court may issue gun control rulings in the future due to “precedent” indicating that within the context of the 18th century the Framers of the Constitution allowed for local restrictions on guns and bans on certain types of weapons.

    Conservatives immediately cried foul.

    In the comment section of the story as reported by The Blaze, conservative reaction to Scalia’s remarks ranged from stunned to outraged.

    I think the lifetime tenure of U.S. Supreme Court Justices should really be examined by the Congress and the states. I realize there would need to be a Constitutional Amendment, but it is sorely needed.

    Justices serving for life become isolated and are not held accountable to the voters from which their power is derived.

  • Barack Obama,  John Roberts

    The Obama Oath MULLIGAN – Obama Retakes The Oath “Out of an Abundance of Caution”


    Well, the Flubbed Oath FLAP has been rectified.

    In golf, they call it a mulligan. A do-over.

    There’s no formal name for what President Obama and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. did last night.

    After flubbing his one role on Inauguration Day — administering the oath of office to Obama — Roberts traveled to the White House to re-administer the oath.

    Just to make sure.

    “We decided it was so much fun . . .,” Obama joked while sitting on a couch in the Map Room. Obama stood and walked over to make small talk with pool reporters as Roberts donned his black robe.

    “Are you ready to take the oath?” Roberts asked.

    “I am, and we’re going to do it very slowly,” Obama replied.

    After a flawless recitation that included no Bible and took 25 seconds, Roberts smiled and said, “Congratulations, again.”

    Obama said, “Thank you, sir,” and then added: “All right. The bad news for the [reporters] is there’s 12 more balls.”

    One FLAP solved.

    Now, Mr. President when will you make your state of Hawaii official birth certiciate available?

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  • Barack Obama,  Joe Biden,  John Roberts

    Shocking: VP Joe Biden Starts to Measure Oval Office Drapes and Then Barack Obama Retakes Oath of Office

    Barack Obama’s botched Oath of Office

    Due to the FLAP of Barack Obama’s botched Presidential Oath of Office, Obama has retaken the Oath.

    Chief Justice John Roberts has administered the presidential oath of office to Barack Obama for a second time just to be on the safe side.

    The unusual step came after Roberts flubbed the oath a bit on Tuesday, causing Obama to repeat the wording differently than as prescribed in the Constitution.

    White House counsel Greg Craig said Obama took the oath from Roberts again out of an “abundance of caution.”

    The chief justice and the president handled the matter privately in the Map Room on Wednesday night.

    Well, after Chris Wallace of Fox News in the video above said that Obama was maybe not President. But, really this is over-kill.

    Then, there is the issue of Vice President Joe Biden.

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  • Barack Obama,  John Roberts

    Obama Says Chief Justice John Roberts Not to Blame for Flubbed Oath of Office

    Barack Obama’s botched Oath of Office

    President Barack Obama says it is not Chief Justice John Robert’s fault.

    President Obama isn’t blaming Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for slipping up as he recited the president oath of office during Tuesday’s inauguration ceremony.

    Obama said Roberts actually helped him as he gave the oath, and that he was grateful.

    “We’re up there, we’ve got a lot of stuff on our mind, and he actually helped me out on a couple of stanzas there,” Obama told ABC News backstage at the “Neighborhood Ball.”

    “So overall, I think it went relatively smoothly and I’m very grateful to him.”

    Various media and blogs have blamed either Roberts or Obama for the flub. Transcripts suggest that Obama broke in earlier than Roberts expected in repeating the oath, and that this may have thrown the chief justice off. He then put the word “faithfully” at the end of the phrase “I will execute the office of the United States” instead of at the front of that phrase.

    Yeah, it makes no difference unless you are saying the oath should be administered again and Obama is NOT President.

    Good grief…..

    Next time, the Chief Justice and President-Elect should have a cheat sheet.

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  • Barack Obama,  John Roberts

    Who Stumbled on Presidential Oath: Obama or Roberts?

    Barack Obama takes the Presidential oath of office as administered by Chief Justice John Roberts

    Flap was mentioning to the wife that he would not be surprised if Barack Obama stumbled on his oath of office after Joe Biden stumbled on his. And, there you go.

    But, having taken the oath a number of times myself, I can tell you the nerves and adrenaline are racing hard through your body and a diligent staff usually have a cheat sheet posted somewhere to help the office holder. But, alas, this is hard to do here.

    However, note there was a different spin on who flubbed the moment.


    roberts1.jpg MSNBC: roberts2.jpg

    Note: Fox’s headline now heads: Roberts, Obama Stumble On Oath.

    But, really who cares?

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  • Barack Obama,  John Roberts,  Sarah Palin

    The Gloves ARE Off – Barack “HUSSEIN” Card Played

    sarah palin oct 6 2008

    Republican vice-presidential candidate, Gov. Sarah Palin, waves to supporters before a campaign speech Monday morning Oct. 6, 2008 in Clearwater, Fla

    The gloves ARE Off.

    Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott took the stage moments ago as one of the introductory speakers at a rally here for Sarah Palin. After delivering brief remarks in support of Palin, Sheriff Scott flipped the switch and used Barack Obama’s middle name in order to incite the crowd of thousands of people who have already gathered here.

    “On Nov. 4, let’s leave Barack Hussein Obama wondering what happened,” the law enforcement officer said.

    But, will it make ANY difference with the financial collapse sticking to McCain-Palin?

    Time is running out as another national poll has Obama up by 8 points.

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  • John Roberts,  Politics,  Supreme Court

    Chief Justice John Roberts Watch: The John Roberts Era Begins

    Reuters has Supreme Court enters the John Roberts era.

    At 10:35 a.m., new Chief Justice John Roberts opened the 2005-2006 Supreme Court session on Monday and launched the highest U.S. judicial body into the Roberts era, which could last for decades.

    “On behalf of all the members of the court, it is a pleasure to extend to you a warm welcome,” Justice
    John Paul Stevens told the conservative Roberts before the official opening in a brief ceremony attended by
    President George W. Bush.

    Stevens wished Roberts “a long and happy career in our common calling” as the country’s 17th chief justice. Roberts succeeds his mentor,
    William Rehnquist, who died a month ago after 33 years as the court’s foremost conservative voice.

    Roberts, at 50, is the youngest chief justice in more than two centuries. He takes over a court in which every other member has as least 11 years seniority and one, Stevens, has 30. In a lifetime post, Roberts could have a major impact on the legal system.

    Roberts, who spoke of the need of judges to be modest before his confirmation, entered the courtroom with his eight fellow justices dressed in a plain black robe like them.

    Gone were the four gold stripes Rehnquist added to each sleeve before presiding over the Senate impeachment trial of President
    Bill Clinton in 1999 — an adornment inspired by a costume in a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.

    Roberts said he was happy to announce the opening of the session that will run until June, then immediately went into the first arguments of the term.

    And so the John Robert’s era begins for the United States Supreme Court.

    In this artist’s rendering, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, right, with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left to right, David Souter, Antonin Scalia, and John Paul Stevens, takes the bench for the first time, Monday, Oct 3, 2005 in Washington.

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  • John Roberts,  Politics,  Supreme Court

    Chief Justice John Roberts Watch: The First Monday in October

    New U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts (R) shares a light moment with U.S. President George W. Bush (3rd L) and the Archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick (2nd R) on the steps of St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, October 2, 2005.

    Reuters has Supreme court to open term with new chief justice.

    The John Roberts era at the Supreme Court begins on Monday, when the youngest U.S. chief justice in 200 years presides in a term that will include cases on contentious issues such as abortion, assisted suicide and financing of political campaigns.

    As the 17th U.S. chief justice, the 50-year-old Roberts succeeds fellow conservative
    William Rehnquist, 80, who died a month ago, in a lifetime job that positions him to help shape the American way of life for decades.

    The Supreme Court opens its term tomorrow with a number of important cases (abortion, assisted suicide, and Anna Nicole Smith) that should be decided along the same philosophical lines as the Rehnquist court.

    After tomorrow’s opening, watch the President name his next nominee, Federal Appeals Court Judge Priscilla Owen.

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