Seems my defense of Justice Roberts has encouraged some discussion…

Seems I’ve stirred the pot. This is just an except of a pretty long piece attacking my defense of the Chief Justice…

Dissenting Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas and Alito devastingly characterized these “principles” as “verbal wizardry” and “forbidden…sophist[ry]. Instead of responding to this, attorney Cameron Reddy, an apologist for apologist Franck, further illustrates lawyerly sophistry. In the words of early judicial review critic John Gibson, he “take[s] for granted the very thing to be proved,” baldly denying the contradiction is what it is.

First, Reddy changes the subject. Instead of answering the 2012 joint dissent, he turns to what Justice Story wrote — in 1833 — to justify Roberts’ assertion that those who don’t like ObamaCare should rely on elections. In essence, Reddy appeals to the authority of a long-dead justice to justify the impropriety of a very much alive chief justice.

via ESR | October 15, 2012 | Chief Justice Roberts, Obamacare and the Supreme Court emperors’ clothes: Are justices uniquely honest angels?.