A recent decision by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has liberals seeing red with rage after he rejected their request.
According to a report from The Hill, Roberts has denied a request for an investigation into the recent retirement of an appellate court judge.
The retirement angered liberals because it created an important vacancy that President Donald Trump has already filled.
The judicial misconduct investigation into Judge Thomas B. Griffith’s retirement was requested by D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan, The Hill reported.
His request was made at the behest of Demand Justice, a far-left group founded by Brian Fallon, who served as the national press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign.
According to The Hill, the group submitted their request following a New York Times article that accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of “quietly making overtures to sitting Republican-nominated judges who are eligible to retire to urge them to step aside so they can be replaced while the party still holds the Senate and the White House.”
Demand Justice claims that such a thing happened with Griffith because Trump has nominated Justin Walker — a man being described as McConnell’s protégé to fill Griffith’s seat.
That is how the matter made it to the Supreme Court chief justice.
Roberts wrote a scathing letter denying Srinivasan’s request for a judicial misconduct inquiry.
“Because the Order does not meet the prerequisites for identification of a complaint under Rule 5, the Chief Justice has determined that a transfer of the matter is not appropriate at this juncture of the proceeding,” Roberts wrote.
As Roberts explains in the letter, Rule 5 requires “probable cause to believe that misconduct has occurred or that a disability exists.”
Roberts said Srinivasan failed to provide such probable cause, so the chief justice dismissed the request.
Beyond these desperate attempts from liberals to slow down Trump’s historic pace of filling judicial vacancies across the country, the Supreme Court has been very busy in recent weeks.
Last week, the Supreme Court issued an 8-1 decision in favor of Obamacare, ruling that the federal government must pay out $12 billion to insurers who had enrolled in the Affordable Care Act’s “risk corridor” program.
Before that, the SCOTUS delivered a 5-4 ruling permitting a “public charge” rule that allows the Trump administration to screen out green card applicants. The rule makes it more difficult for immigrants to receive legal status should they be expected to become dependent on government benefits.
The Supreme Court ruled last week that defendants in criminal trials can only be convicted by a unanimous jury, striking down a previous law that has been rejected by every state except one.
The SCOTUS recently ruled that the Trump administration can enforce the “remain in Mexico” policy.
Before that, the High Court ruled 5-4 in favor of tossing a lawsuit filed against a Texas border agent for shooting and killing a Mexican teenager.
A top member of the Supreme Court Bar recently resigned, citing bias against President Trump.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was also hospitalized last week with an infection caused by a gallstone. She has been discharged from the hospital and is reportedly doing better.