Are Judges Like Umpires?

How Chief Justice Roberts made an incredibly bad call

An umpire, catcher, and batter at a baseball game
Image by Anne & Saturnino Miranda from Pixabay

During his 2005 senate confirmation hearing, Chief Justice Roberts stated:

“Judges and Justices are servants of the law, not the other way around. Judges are like umpires. Umpires don’t make the rules; they apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everyone plays by the…



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