Photo, above: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, nominated by President George W. Bush, has been a disappointment for conservatives.
By Leo Hohmann, WND
In the wake of Thursday’s King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare, at least one attorney who has argued cases before the court is calling for the justices who filed the majority opinion to be impeached.
All six of them need to go, says Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch.
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All six are guilty of abandoning the rule of law, says the longtime government watchdog. In its place they have substituted the advancement of their own political agendas.
“These six justices have violated their own long-established rules of interpretation for applying statutes to instead advance their own political objectives or burnish their public persona,” Klayman said in reaction to the decision. “Such personal goals corrode the role of the court. The justices abandoned the rule of law and have become merely a political focus group.”
As Justice Antonin Scalia makes clear in his dissent, the six justices actually rewrote the Affordable Care Act instead of interpreting it. Scalia wrote that the legacy of the Roberts Court will be “forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”
Scalia wrote that the court engaged in “somersaults of statutory interpretation” to save Obamacare, rather than applying neutral and consistent rules to all laws equally.
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Concerns about Roberts
Klayman has become gravely concerned about the independence of the Supreme Court following a whistleblower’s allegations that private information about Chief Justice John Roberts was “harvested” illegally by the U.S. government.
Although it is illegal for the Central Intelligence Agency to operate within the domestic United States, a contractor whose company was hired to perform the “harvesting” for the CIA has come forward to blow the whistle. That contractor, identified in an earlier article by WND as Dennis Montgomery, claims to have proof that the CIA harvested personal and private information about Roberts and other federal judges and may be intimidating the Supreme Court with the threat of leaking personally damaging information.
“To preserve the republic in its last gasps,” Congress must impeach these justices, Klayman said.
The U.S. Constitution provides in Article III, Section 1, that “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior.”
It does not give judges a term for life but only “during good Behavior.”
WND previously reported that Klayman suggested Roberts may have been blackmailed into approving Obamacare in 2013 after being spied on by the NSA and CIA.