Sunday, July 12, 2009

Impeach John Roberts

There are a host of reasons why the Chief Justice of the U.S. Court should be impeached, but his constant deference to the powerful at the expense of the weak seems enough to me. The Bu$hCo Assministration did untold damage to this country & it will take decades to rectify it. With people like Roberts in powerful positions, however, it may take even longer. Roberts' condescending attitude towards those who are not powerful is sickening.
The question of sonar’s catastrophic effects on whales even reached the Supreme Court last November, in a case pitting the United States Navy against the Natural Resources Defense Council. The council, along with other environmental groups, had secured two landmark victories in the district and appellate courts of California, which ruled to heavily restrict the Navy’s use of sonar devices in its training exercises. The Supreme Court, however, in a 6-to-3 decision widely viewed as a setback for the environmental movement, overturned parts of the lower-court rulings, faulting them for, in the words of Chief Justice John Roberts’s majority opinion, failing “properly to defer to senior Navy officers’ specific, predictive judgments,” thereby jeopardizing the safety of the fleet and sacrificing the public’s interest in military preparedness by “forcing the Navy to deploy an inadequately trained antisubmarine force.” In his decision, Roberts went on to minimize, in a fairly dismissive tone, the issue of harm to marine life: “For the plaintiffs, the most serious possible injury would be harm to an unknown number of the marine animals that they study and observe.”
What an evil blowhard.  My emphases.

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