Chief Justice John Roberts

Fox News has reported that the US Supreme Court has placed a stay on Louisiana’s law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, which on its face, is a reasonable safety regulation, and solely the purview of the state, not the Federal Government. From the article,

“Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Supreme Court’s liberal wing on Thursday in temporarily blocking a Louisiana law that would have placed restrictions on abortion clinics, in the high court’s first major ruling on abortion since the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh”

Once again, it appears that Chief Justice Roberts has placed his concern regarding the reputation of the court and his own personal legacy, over and above respect for the Constitution. This is all the more egregious as it appears to be a complete reversal of his previous dissent in a similar case in Texas, further explained by the article,

“The Louisiana law is virtually identical to a Texas measure the justices struck down three years ago by a 5-3 vote, shortly after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Roberts dissented in that case, when he was not the deciding vote, and sided with the conservative minority that wanted to uphold the anti-abortion law — making his decision on Thursday a significant reversal.”

This isn’t the first time Roberts has pulled this kind of thing. He voted with the liberals in favor of ObamaCare, a blatantly unconstitutional attack on personal liberty. We should all be concerned that Chief Justice Roberts in the interest of “ideological balance” on the Nation’s highest court, will continue to abandon Constitutional principles.

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