Bill Maher used his New Rules to shame the Supreme Court. He started his New Rules monologue saying, “New rule, if you promise the American people that something won’t happen when you change the law, and then you change the law and it does happen, you have to eat a little shit for it.”
Based on that line any avid listener would believe Maher was getting ready to bash the president. He was not. He said, “Oh, I am not talking about him.”, referring to President Obama. “I am talking about him,” referring to Chief Justice Roberts.
Maher correctly states that twice in three years Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and his Conservative cohort changed the law. They claimed that their Citizens United ruling and Voting Rights Act ruling would cause no harm. Of course the outcome was the complete opposite. “John Roberts is kind of the legal equivalent of the guy in the Hurt Locker. Except in his case he always cuts the wrong wire and everything blows up.”
Here is the video.
The Supreme Court Citizens United ruling is dire because it codifies money as free speech. Because corporations or legally persons, it implicitly gives them free speech. That free speech allows them t spend an inordinate of money in our political discourse
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 25, 2013
Bill Maher correctly states that after the Supreme Court ruling Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina, Virginia, and other states immediately moved to make it harder for minorities to vote.