Sessions and Hatch could not be more "W"rong !
Alito and Roberts must be scared to death of losing their jobs. It was a mistake on Robert's part to start this. He knows he is wrong about the law, but, he did it anyway. Was it part of the bargain for his nomination?
...As amended by §203 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (click title to entry - thank you) (BCRA), federal law prohibits corporations and unions from using their general treasury funds to make independent expenditures for speech that is an “electioneering communication” or for speech that expressly advocates the election or defeat of a candidate. 2 U. S. C. §441b. An electioneering communication is “any broadcast, cable, or satellite communication” that “refers to a clearly identified candidate for Federal office” and is made within 30 days of a primary election,§434(f)(3)(A), and that is “publicly distributed,” 11 CFR §100.29(a)(2),which in “the case of a candidate for nomination for President . . . means” that the communication “[c]an be received by 50,000 or more persons in a State where a primary election . . . is being held within 30 days,” §100.29(b)(3)(ii). Corporations and unions may establish a political action committee (PAC) for express advocacy or electioneer-ing communications purposes. 2 U. S. C. §441b(b)(2). In McConnell v. Federal Election Comm’n, 540 U. S. 93, 203–209, this Court upheld limits on electioneering communications in a facial challenge, relying on the holding in Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, 494 U.S. 652, that political speech may be banned based on the speaker’s corporate identity...
Electioneering Speech is the issue and the Robert's Court empowered corporations to have rights that belong to citizens when it was never decided before ! They are blatantly incompetent.
If they want to worry about their jobs, then so be it !
Robert's speech was reported by 'The Crimson White.' He is nothing more than a bigot and he doesn't care about it. The confirmation process is under fire as well since Judge Sotomayor was confirmed.
My, my haven't we got our shorts in a wad. Or is it 'briefs' for the Chief Justice?
Now, why doesn't the Chief Justice actually tell the American people whom on the court actually does abide by the USA Constitution rather than their own self-righteous indignation of it.
Roberts deliberately attacked the constitutionality of the Legislative Procedures of the USA Constitution. That is incompetent to say the least, demonstrates clear misinterpretation of the laws and if it not then certainly borders on treason.
By Alan Blinder on March 10th, 2010
Chief Justice John Roberts criticized the confirmation process for Supreme Court justices during a speech at the University Tuesday.
“I think the process is broken down,” Roberts said of the procedure that requires judicial nominees to appear before the Senate.
Roberts said that senators involved in the televised hearings have made them more about political theater than learning the qualifications of a nominee. “The process is a vehicle for them to make statements about what is important to them,” he said.
The nation’s top jurist called on the legislative branch to change the conduct of the hearings. “The process is not very fruitful. The only people who can change it are the senators who run it, and I hope they do,” he said.
Roberts also questioned the need for Supreme Court justices to attend the annual State of the Union address.
“To the extent to the State of the Union has degenerated into a political pep rally, I’m not sure why we’re there,” he said....