Klayman’s Evidence-Free Speculation

From one Worldnetdaily-affiliated conspiracy monger to another, Larry Klayman went on Aaron Klein’s radio show and speculated, with not a shred of evidence, that the NSA blackmailed Chief Justice John Roberts to make him change his vote in the health care reform case.

During an appearance Sunday night on Aaron Klein’s New York City radio show on 970 The Answer, Klayman suggested the blackmail possibility when asked by a caller if the Supreme Court could be sued for its approval of the Affordable Care Act.

“Unfortunately, there’s no way to sue the Supreme Court for decisions that it makes. There should be, and there should be a way to remove these justices for making decisions like that,” explained Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch who now heads Freedom Watch.

Unfortunately? To whom would you sue the Supreme Court? The Grand Supreme Court? What if they make a decision you don’t like? Do you then sue them to the Grand Holy and Perfect Supreme Court? No, you dolt, some court has to be the court of last resort and the Supreme Court is it. It’s in that constitution thingy you claim to adore so much but know little about.

“But let’s take this possibility: Why did Chief Justice Roberts at the eleventh hour change his decision? He was going to side with the other justices and find that Obamacare was unconstitutional. Is it something that was dug up on him by the NSA or the CIA? Was that used against him to blackmail him?

“These are the kinds of things [the government is doing], and that’s why it’s so scary what’s going on with the NSA and the CIA. It can happen in a democracy. So that may help explain it, and perhaps we can reach these issues through the NSA cases that we brought, the NSA/CIA cases. I intend to get the truth on this.”

Notice that fantastic leap from the first claim to the second. From “this is possible” to “this is what they’re doing,” without even a hint of evidence. Would it be completely shocking if our government blackmailed a judge? Not to me. They did it to Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders. But we’ve had multiple NSA whistleblowers and there isn’t anything in what they’ve revealed that would lend credence to this speculation. Sure, it’s possible. But without evidence, it’s irresponsible to claim that it actually happened.

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  • alanb

    …there should be a way to remove these justices for making decisions like that.

    But there is a way of removing justices. Oh, wait. He means that there should be some way that “We the People” who have no legal or political authority to be able to remove a justice. Maybe if he got a bunch of his followers to stand in front of the Supreme Court until Roberts resigned.

  • colnago80

    Just another case of Koo Koo Klayman throwing shit at the wall and hoping some of it sticks,

  • John Pieret

    To whom would you sue the Supreme Court?

    Just wait until the UN uses its black helicopters to take over America and then he can sue the Supremes in the International Court of Justice! … or something …

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Don’t you have to wonder what Klayman thinks John Roberts did? Maybe someday the video will come out!!!1!

  • colnago80

    Re #4

    Robert’s niece is a lesbian. Nuff said.

  • Trebuchet

    Of course, if Roberts was removed today, Barrack HUSSEIN Obama would get to appoint his replacement. Just sayin’.

    My perhaps slightly more plausible theory is that Roberts intended to vote no to retain his conservative cred while expecting the law to be upheld 5-4. When Kennedy started leaning to striking it down, he had to change his stance.

  • tomc5

    Oh Ed, you sue them in the Wizengamot of course!

  • karmacat

    I don’t know why but I’m still amazed people are thinking that the affordable care act is changing the country in extreme ways. It’s like, “OMG, I have to get insurance! or if I can’t afford it, I will get medicaid! (in some states)” I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t want health insurance (if they can afford it, of course). Do they think they will never get in a car accident or get cancer? No one has to answer me. I am just venting

  • caseloweraz

    Klayman: “But let’s take this possibility: Why did Chief Justice Roberts at the eleventh hour change his decision? He was going to side with the other justices and find that Obamacare was unconstitutional. Is it something that was dug up on him by the NSA or the CIA? Was that used against him to blackmail him?

    Well, that’s very plausible, because imposing health care on the U.S. is what the NSA and the CIA care most about — rather than, say, preventing the SCOTUS from ruling against the way the military commission at Gitmo treated the detainees there.

  • naturalcynic

    Remember checks and balances? Any SC Justice can be impeached by the House and tried in the Senate.

    I don’t know why but I’m still amazed people are thinking that the affordable care act is changing the country in extreme ways

    It might have been OK if President Mittens had done it, but…

  • http://Www.metalmischief.com YOB – Ye Olde Blacksmith is a Spocktopus cuddler

    “But let’s take this possibility:…

    “These are the kinds of things [the Reptilians is doing], …

    Hey, what do you know, I can do it too.

  • lldayo

    Maybe we could just appeal to the Justice League. Aren’t they considered the last resort?

  • LightningRose

    If there’s any member (pun intended) of the SCOTUS who is susceptible to blackmail it would be Clarence “Long Dong Silver” Thomas.

  • Mobius

    It’s Supreme Courts all the way up.