Thursday, January 02, 2020

Chief Justice Roberts' New Year's Card

It's here.

Okay, fine... it's his year end report. And it's a doozy with lots of people saying that it's a pointed message to the executive and legislative branches. It's short, so click through and read the whole thing. Here's the conclusion:
I ask my judicial colleagues to continue their efforts to promote public confidence in the judiciary, both through their rulings and through civic outreach. We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity and stability. But we should also remember that justice is not inevi-table. We should reflect on our duty to judge without fear or favor, deciding each matter with humility, integrity, and dispatch. As the New Year begins, and we turn to the tasks be-fore us, we should each resolve to do our best to maintain the public’s trust that we are faith-fully discharging our solemn obligation to equal justice under law.


Anonymous said...

"I would testify, I would do demonstrations, I'd give lectures, I'd give summations, or I'd do what I do best, I'd try the case. I'd love to try the case," Giuliani said. "I don't know if anybody would have the courage to give me the case, but if you give me the case, I will prosecute it as a racketeering case, which I kind of invented anyway."

Your welcome!

Anonymous said...

Rudy is a gem. I'm a little surprised you didn't do a top ten list with how exciting this district is.

10. US attorney prosecution of Chinese national with felony for Mar-A-Lago trespass. Honorable mention to college student who was given a misdemeanor plea.

Anonymous said...

We interrupt today's showing of Wag the Dog to bring you

9. Judicial smackdown about blueboooking errors which itself contained blue book errors.

Anonymous said...

I actually read these missives every year. Nice that he mentions John Jay, Madison, and Hamilton because that is the last time one of these Periclean orations from atop the mount has not mentioned the catastrophic low pay (joke!) of federal judges. Maybe Roberts now realizes the absurdity of begging Congress for more money because half the judiciary can make more doing private mediation and arbitration work.