Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Remember Abe Fortas? More on the “Independent,” Leftwing Judiciary


Judicial dictator, Chief Justice Earl Warren

Previously: “Tennessee: Racist, Lefty Hack Smears Opposition to Liberal Judges.”

By David in TN

In June 1968, Chief Justice Earl Warren saw that Nixon might win the presidency that fall and resigned so that LBJ could appoint a liberal to succeed him. LBJ then picked his crony Associate Justice Abe Fortas to be Chief Justice.


Johnson speechwriter and would-be judicial dictator-flunky Abe Fortas and Pres. Lyndon Baines Johnson

However, Republican and Southern Democrat senators filibustered and Fortas had to withdraw in October 1968. This forced Warren to stay until Nixon was able to appoint Warren Burger as Chief Justice.

Fortas was forced to resign the Court in 1969 because of accepting payoffs. He also had been working with LBJ while a Justice, writing Johnson's 1966 State of the Union address for example.


Pres. Richard Milhous Nixon


Anonymous said...

Abe as I recall had an investment in a XXX rate or X rated film company. All the while also ruling or participating in rulings on pornography.

Anonymous said...

The three Tennessee Supreme Court Judges are now out campaigning for votes. A few days ago, they claimed they were prohibited from doing so.

Surprise, surprise. At least one of them is doing exactly that. I sent you a link.

David In TN

Anonymous said...

That pose is typical of LBJ. Man was big and tried to physically dominate everyone. Always had to have his way.