When President George W. Bush announced John Roberts as his nominee to the Supreme Court in 2005, Bush said Roberts “will strictly apply the Constitution and laws, not legislate from the bench.”
“One of the most consequential decisions that a president makes is his appointment of a justice to the Supreme Court,” said Bush. “When a president chooses a justice, he’s placing in human hands the authority and the majesty of the law.”
Bush said that in Roberts he found “a person who will faithfully apply the Constitution.”
Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, sided with the court’s four liberal justices to uphold President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care reform law in a decision that was announced Thursday.