Can the Chief Justice Save the Court?

Chief Justice John Roberts

Supreme Court of the United States

1 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20543

Greetings Justice Roberts,

This is my third letter to you regarding the Supreme Court. I assume you haven’t responded previously because of your busy schedule, but I do feel compelled to write again.

I love America and believe the Supreme Court should be a respected institution. I’m sorry to report that the esteem for your group is slowly dissolving, and your efforts to improve the image and honor of the Court are ineffective. It seems to me you’re not seeing the bumps in the road ahead, and I’m starting to believe you don’t have the inclination or discipline to understand the American people.

Here are a few potholes you’ve fallen into:

  1. The Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision was ill conceived, poorly explained and achieved the exact opposite of what Justice Alito wrote in the Court’s opinion. In Dobbs he said Roe V. Wade divided the country. Well, Dobbs is doing the same only a hundred times over. The Court’s decision has poured salt into this wounded nation’s notion of equality for all. I cannot believe you stood by and permitted Alito to railroad his horrible decision over the whole court and manipulate the newer Justices. During their under-oath confirmation testimonies, Justices Kavanaugh, Barrett and Gorsuch lied about Roe being “fixed law.” How can we respect Justices who tell lies?
  2. According to a New York Times article from June 9, 2023, “The big mystery is why Chief Justice Roberts would write an opinion confirming that race-based remedies in politics are sometimes appropriate, given his role in 1982 as President Ronald Reagan’s point man opposing the expansion of Section 2, his 2013 opinion in Shelby County v. Holder striking down as unconstitutional another key part of the act and numerous recent decisions reading the act narrowly.” Other comments of yours make me suppose that you believe the right of equality has been won by all Americans. That just isn’t true. You listen more to Clarence Thomas, the Justice who greatly benefited by affirmative actions and other past remedies, while listening less to the newest member of the court, Ketanji Brown Jackson. I believe she has more conventional, closer-to-the-people type viewpoints.
  3. The recent media disclosures of gifts, grift and inducements were obviously true, because the named Justices raced to amend their files. Those admissions of guilt, or perhaps lack of comprehension, give the Court an extremely bad look.

Let’s not sugarcoat this. Clarence Thomas lied to get his job, but don’t take my word for it. Just watch the debacle with Joe Biden’s blind eye toward harassment in Thomas’ confirmation hearing. The level of Supreme Court corruption we are learning about has angered Americans! Your lack of candor and policy to resolve such issues are appalling. I don’t care about what president nominated a Justice, but this bias seems to be baked into the process. Taking money and bribes or selling their influence should be grounds for a Justice’s resignation. SCOTUS needs to step up and implement clear and written ethics and anti-corruption policies. Should any be violated there needs to be full disclosure to the people.

You need to come out of your cocoon and see the writing on the wall before Congress adopts draconian controls, including Court packing and firm term limits. Is that what you want?

It’s my true belief you will NEVER read this letter, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Frozen dirty laundry is still DIRTY!

Chief Justice Roberts, stop protecting bad actors and respond with some kind of solution to these problems. Failing that, historians will not be kind to you.


Dwight C Douglas

Please include your Senator Whitehouse and/or your Senator:

CC: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, – (D – RI)

530 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-2921



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