The Roberts Court

Technically, the Supreme Court has been the Roberts Court since President George W. Bush nominated him to the Supreme Court and he was confirmed by the Senate back in 2005. However, it was assumed to be a conservative court with the conservative judges voting predictably on most cases.

the roberts courtWith the surprise decision by John Roberts on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as “Obamacare” in a derogatory manner by most Republicans), the media has started to refer to the court as “The Roberts Court”. Typical reaction by liberal websites included articles such as The Roberts Court is born and Welcome to the Roberts Court. The far right did not take kindly to the decision. Typical responses were Nugent: Roberts is ‘a traitor’ and Mark Steyn Reviews Roberts’ Disgrace Passing Obama-Roberts Obamacare Legislation

This is my second parody on SCOTUS, but this time instead of the muscular men and voluptuous women of the Marvel’s avengers, we have a more whimsical look at this staid institution. John Roberts’ juggling act placed his personal stamp on this court and avoided the accusation of always voting conservatively on every politically sensitive case. So this time the parody is on Marc Chagall’s Juggler

Due to the nature images on Chagall’s painting, the size and clarity of all of the judges are uneven. However, if you are persistent, you will be able to locate all nine judges in my parody. In order to help you, there is the list (clockwise, starting at the upper left):

  • Clarence Thomas as a ghostly blue head
  • John G. Roberts is the central main character… a rooster in Chagall’s original painting
  • Sonia Sotomayor is a bride in wedding dress
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia are the two blue figures on the right side of the painting
  • Elena Kagan is a tiny acrobat on top of the horse
  • Stephen G. Breyer is the fiddler
  • Anthony M. Kennedy and Samuel Anthony Alito are two of the tiny figures seated a the table on the left

Except for chief justice Roberts, the size of the figures on the painting is not intended to depict the relative importance of the judges, but were arbitrarily chosen.


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