Second Guessing


This post is by Jim Horton from Online Public Relations Thoughts


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No matter what a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court does, he is caught in second guessing of decisions, particularly if he is a swing vote.  It would normally be a tough PR position but for the fact that justices are insulated from the opinion of the public.  Chief Justice Roberts has taken controversial stances of late and ticked off both conservatives and liberals, but there is little they can do except vent.  He is apparently charting his own course through the law and one that is not visible at the moment.  So, commentators on both sides of the aisle speculate about what he is up to.  Roberts isn't saying nor should one expect him to.  Justices want to be seen as impartial even when they aren't.