I wonder how many people don’t know that long before he was appointed to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts was a critic of the Voting Rights Act for 30 years. When he was in his late 20s, Roberts was a foot soldier in Ronald Reagan's crusade against the Voting Rights Act.

Having Roberts preside over any civil rights cases —like the Voting Rights Act and Affirmative Action— makes about as much sense as having Clarence Thomas being involved in cases with his former employer, Monsanto.

[…]

Moving on to crony capitalism and the  making of an oligarchy…the Roberts court has not only ruled decidedly against civil rights cases which are disproportionately detrimental to Black people, they have also reliably ruled in favor of big business more often than not.

image

Even the average politico can’t be expected to remember the make up of SCOTUS from one chief justice to the next, but I can’t help believing that if there’s any modicum of true justice in the world, the Roberts court and Roberts himself will ultimately be remembered by history as having been uniquely harmful to America and democracy writ large.

Read More

(photos via msnbc.com and theusconstitution.org)


Share/Bookmark

Notes

  1. plavskyparticle reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  2. cinnabana reblogged this from cleophatrajones
  3. destroyingyourinsides reblogged this from captpsychonaut
  4. sliverdemon reblogged this from questionall
  5. blackliberalwoman reblogged this from questionall
  6. captpsychonaut reblogged this from questionall
  7. heli-pilot-landos reblogged this from questionall
  8. questionall reblogged this from foulmouthedliberty and added:
    I hate this court with a passion! They have caused more damage to the people of this country than all the previous...
  9. foulmouthedliberty reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  10. chemman9 reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  11. dejavu11 reblogged this from tylisamashilah
  12. tylisamashilah reblogged this from misterdelfuego
  13. crosscountryoatmeal reblogged this from yourwarm-novemberhands
  14. pandulcota reblogged this from pensamiento-serpentino
  15. coldbloodedboy reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  16. marendezvous reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  17. pensamiento-serpentino reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  18. 57academics reblogged this from graceful-sinking-ships
  19. bruise-violet-riot reblogged this from theliberaltony
  20. theliberaltony reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  21. beammeuptaty reblogged this from misterdelfuego
  22. graceful-sinking-ships reblogged this from geronispookno
  23. geronispookno reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  24. mightyisobel reblogged this from misterdelfuego
  25. shuttersmiley reblogged this from misterdelfuego
  26. misterdelfuego reblogged this from cleophatrajones
  27. blackenesebarbie reblogged this from cleophatrajones
  28. vishuzzwayz reblogged this from peaceshine3
  29. cleophatrajones reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  30. yourwarm-novemberhands reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  31. peaceshine3 reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president