Justice Mealy-mouth Kavanaugh writes his dissent to abortion ruling

Mar 2012
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I suspect Roberts is so irritated at people looking for loopholes around judicial rulings, or even ignoring them outright, that he is putting his foot down and telling people to just stop.
Its also considered "his court" now so I assume he wants to keep it honest and impartial. Otherwise it could descend into a constant 5-4 battle just over ideological lines.
 

boontito

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I don't see Roberts as the kind of guy who would vote against what he truly supported in the name of appearances.
 
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Ian Jeffrey

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I don't see Roberts as the kind of guy who would vote against what he truly supported in the name of appearances.
Roberts is looking more and more like a competent jurist whose (judicial) opinions are less ideologically-based than are, say those of colleagues like Alito and Thomas.
 
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The rabid right is feeling like they are closer and closer to outlawing abortion nationwide, you can feel their excitement...