O’Connor Says ‘Traitor’ Criticism of Chief Justice Shows Lack of Understanding
Posted Jul 26, 2012 5:29 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor defended Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday, saying some criticism of his vote to uphold the health care law is “unfortunate.”
O’Connor noted that critics have called Roberts a “traitor” for his vote. “Comments like that demonstrate, only too well, the lack of understanding that some of our citizens have about the role of the judicial branch,” she said.
O’Connor has founded a free website called iCivics to teach children about government. She also says schools need to devote more time to the subject.
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