Chief Justice Roberts on SOTU: Not sure why we were there. 

Chief Justice John Roberts has finally spoken out on President Obama's attempt to intimidate his branch of government during the State of the Union address. From the Los Angeles Times:

Speaking in response to a law student's question, Roberts said anyone could criticize the court and, indeed, our governmental system of separation of powers encourages such opinionated diversity. Then, the chief justice added:

"I have no problems with that. On the other hand, there is the issue of the setting, the circumstances and the decorum.

"The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering while the court — according to the requirements of protocol — has to sit there expressionless, I think is very troubling."

Roberts also said: "I'm not sure why we're there."

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