An “independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for,” Roberts said after the president's partisan critique of a federal judge.
"With no guarantees of basic freedoms, the fundamental rights of Polish citizens will be destroyed," said the top justice.
Real questions exist whether the rumored court-packing plan could survive legal challenge. However, legal challenges aside
The Supreme Court is hearing a case tomorrow that threatens to further politicize the bench at a time of skyrocketing spending in judicial races.
Decisions in favor of groups like the American Petroleum Institute and the Chamber of Commerce by judges who attended seminars sponsored by the same institutions have led to the perception that corporations and conservative groups can buy judicial influence.
The GOP keeps insisting that judges be held accountable; that somehow public opinion should influence outcomes. Nothing could be more inaccurate or contrary to constitutional principles.