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Chief Justice Launches Counterattack Against Activists Who Question Legitimacy Of SCOTUS Over Decisions They Don’t Like

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has just about had enough of the critics — mostly political activists on the radical left — who question the legitimacy of the Supreme Court when it makes decisions that ruffle their feathers. You know, like that one time when they decided to roll back Roe v. Wade, determining, correctly, that there is no constitutional right to baby murder? Yeah. That one made a lot of folks in the progressive movement very upset. As a result, they started calling for the abolition of the Supreme Court. Because anything that has legal authority and doesn’t do what you want them to do should be dismantled. Duh.

Here’s more information from TheBlaze:

Democrats began openly questioning the court’s legitimacy and advocating for court-packing during the Trump presidency because Donald Trump managed to change the ideological composition of the court with three appointments.

When the court thus began issuing rulings that cut against the progressive agenda — especially when the court overturned Roe v. Wade, a case that even pro-abortion jurists believe was a poorly argued decision — the legitimacy questions reached a fever pitch.

The rhetoric became a dangerous reality when angry protesters gathered outside the homes of conservative-leaning justices earlier this summer. One California man even traveled to Brett Kavanaugh’s home with the alleged motive of assassinating him.

Roberts, who delivered a talk at a law conference in Colorado Springs, slammed activists for their questioning of the court.

“The court has always decided controversial cases and decisions have always been subject to intense criticism, and that is entirely appropriate,” Roberts went on to say.

“But I don’t understand the connection between the opinions people disagree with and the legitimacy of the Supreme Court,” he continued.

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Roberts went on to explain that neither Congress, the president, nor the general public should be influencing the decisions made by the highest court in the land.

“You don’t want the political branches telling you what the law is. And you don’t want public opinion to be the guide of what the appropriate decision is,” Roberts explained, the Washington Post said in its report. “Yes, all of our opinions are open to criticism. In fact, our members do a great job of criticizing some opinions from time to time. But simply because people disagree with an opinion is not a basis for criticizing the legitimacy of the court.”

Later on, he said that the role of the Supreme Court, which is established by our founding document, the Constitution, “doesn’t change simply because people disagree with this opinion or that opinion or with a particular mode of jurisprudence.”

The radical left is absolutely totalitarian to the core, something that should be obvious to all of those with eyes to see and ears to hear. Look how hard the left attempted to apply pressure to the court to not rule against Roe. As already stated, it’s not the job of the court to listen to the will of the people. Now if we could only get that through the heads of those in the liberal movement.