Why hasn’t the Supreme Court come up in the final stretch of the Presidential campaign? For that we have Chief Justice John Roberts to thank.
Agree or disagree with his landmark ruling on Obamacare, Roberts has effectively neutralized political attacks on the High Court — at least for this 2012 election.
To be sure, Democrats are pleased with the ruling, while Republicans are not. However, they cannot protest too much — because it was one of their own (George W. Bush) who picked Roberts to be Chief Justice.
Does this mean Roberts is now a liberal? Definitely not. But it does mean that the Supreme Court’s off the table for 2012.
— Gautam Dutta