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US Judge Rips Roberts-Led SCOTUS: 'Assault on Democracy'

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Chief Justice John Roberts (Andrew Harnik/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 11 March 2020 04:15 PM

A U.S. district judge in Milwaukee says Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and the rest of the conservative majority are "actively participating in undermining American democracy."

Judge Lynn Adelman, appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton in 1997, blasted Roberts in an article titled, "The Roberts Court's Assault on Democracy," set to be published in an upcoming issue of the Harvard Law & Policy Review. It was published in full in SSRN this month.

His criticism focuses on a string of decisions that have fostered "economic inequality," "undermined democracy" and "increased the political power of corporations and wealthy individuals."

"The Roberts Court has been anything but passive," Adelman wrote. "Rather, the Court's hard-right majority is actively participating in undermining American democracy. Indeed, the Roberts Court has contributed to ensuring that the political system in the United States pays little attention to ordinary Americans and responds only to the wishes of a relatively small number of powerful corporations and individuals."

Adelman also blasted Senate Republicans for their handling of President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, comparing them to pro-slavery Southerners.

"The zealous partisanship the Republicans displayed in connection with the Garland nomination, as well as judicial appointments generally reminds one of nothing so much as the 'fire-eaters,' those fervent defenders of slavery who pushed the South into the Civil War," he wrote.

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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and the rest of the conservative majority are "actively participating in undermining American democracy," according to a U.S. district judge in Milwaukee.
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