Quote Of The Day: John Roberts Explains The Role Of A Supreme Court Justice

“Judges and justices are servants of the law, not the other way around. Judges are like umpires. Umpires don’t make the rules; they apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ball game to see the umpire.” — John Roberts, September 12, 2005

“Federal judges are in essence referees. Their job is not to write legislation or to find new “rights” in the Constitution that have somehow passed unnoticed for over 200 years, it’s to interpret and enforce the rules laid down in the Constitution and by legislators. If federal judges actually did this, there would be as little controversy over them today as there is over referees in the NFL.” — John Hawkins, April 20, 2005

Wow, we sound so much alike it’s almost as if we were reading off of the same talking points — bwahahahahaha!

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