Supreme Court Justice Robart has earned his rightful place in the future’s history textbooks as an incredibly balanced-minded philosopher-esque master of his lifetime craft, law and justice.
CNN reporter Leslie Stahl spoke with Robart in a clip that aired on CNN tonight around 7:30 Sunday, April 23rd.
Below is an article composed by Eugene Scott and Allie Malloy, CNN writers:
Trump’s remarks to the press:
“They said, ‘don’t criticize judges’. Oh okay, *shakes head and makes face similar to the one he made when he mimicked a disabled news reporter during his campaign.* I’ll criticize judges,*splays his hands out from his sides, Trump’s frame convulsing in a penguin-esque style, familiarly appropriating the mimicking of the disabled in order to further his political agenda.
While Justice Robart firmly believes that “lying is a First Amendment right“, he also asserts that “the softer [individuals] speak the more the provocation is heard.” In said Stahl interview, Robart indicates that there are numerous cases of judges working more for themselves than for the Constitution of the United States of America.
Soft-spoken Robart was elected as a Supreme Court Justice by George W. Bush at age 35, which makes him the youngest judge in our nation’s history. He nonchalantly nods his head and lightly smirks when asked about nude photos he released on a public pornographic website in his younger years. This man has lived a full life, has made mistakes then owned up to them, and has grown from them. The textbook five-star exemplary citizen they teah us about in school. The Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and César Chavez of his profession. That’s why he is up laboring for the Supreme Court while we sit here at home reading about him.
He refuses to condone President Trump’s Populist-party style antics which he displayed during his campaigns and found them tasteless, but also acknowledges that:
“We’re not there [the judges of the Supreme Court] to be a political counterforce… it’s not the job of the judiciary to stand in the way.
Robart’s response to Trump’s fervently vocalized criticisms?
“That’s why the Constitution gave us life tenure. They can talk about us but can’t remove us.” Like the pope.
Like my mom said while we were watching the news segment,
“He sounds more sane than Trump.”
In another press conference, Trump states:
“…They said, ‘don’t criticize judges’. oh okay *shakes head and makes face similar to the one he made when he mimicked a disabled news reporter during his campaign.* I’ll criticize judges *splays hands out from his sides,* Trump’s frame convulsing in a penguin-esque style, familiarly appropriating the mimicking of the disabled in order to further his political agenda.
Stahl asks Robart,
Do you know the word that’s used to describe you? ‘Quirky’.
Cue CNN’s on-screen slideshow videos of him bunjee jumping, living a normal life, etc.
I am beginning to really enjoy this quirky justice’s perspective, and believe his philosophies have the potential to be incredibly influential in policy to come. His character has the sway to begin to heal the broken, damaged society in which we are currently living, this April 23rd, 2017.