How Justice Roberts Help Lay The Groundwork For Trump’s SCOTUS Masterplan

( In a laughably ridiculous op-ed at the Los Angeles Times, writer Edward Lazarus decided that Chief Justice John Roberts is to blame for the Supreme Court becoming “politically manipulated.”

Leftwing reporters have spent the last two weeks pointing fingers of blame at everyone from Mitch McConnell to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that Chief Justice Roberts is getting blamed as well.

Lazarus must still be in the anger phase of the five stages of grief.

According to him, Roberts is at the mercy of those “archconservatives” on the court who have forced the chief justice to abandon his commitment to institutionalism.

Does Lazarus believe the five conservative Justices hung Roberts by his boxer shorts in the Supreme Court locker room until he caved?

What seems to bother Lazarus is that Roberts isn’t living up to Lazarus’ expectations. Instead of being the middle-of-the-road, impartial umpire that Lazarus thought he would be, he believes the chief justice is advancing the interests of the Republican Party.

In his column, he attacks the Republican-appointed Justice for championing Supreme Court decisions “gutting the Voting Rights Act” which Lazarus claims, without evidence, allowed the Republican Party to suppress the vote of minorities.

He also blasts Chief Justice Roberts for striking down the unconstitutional McCain/Feingold campaign finance law.

In a nutshell, Lazarus is upset that Chief Justice Roberts only sides with the Liberal justices some of the time and not all of the time. And because Roberts won’t always come down on the side of the Liberal justices, Roe v. Wade was overturned, New York’s unconstitutional gun law was overturned, and the EPA can no longer violate the constitution by coopting Congressional authority by making laws.

Oh, boo hoo.

Lazarus is also mad that Chief Justice Roberts didn’t violate the separation of powers in 2016 and stop Mitch McConnell from refusing to give Merrick Garland’s nomination a hearing.

While the Los Angeles Times’ liberal readers may find Edward Lazarus’ column cathartic, it really is a waste of ink.