Anatomy Of A Rumor

In what was easily the scariest moment of the Obama presidency, there was a rumor going around the Blogosphere today that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was going to retire. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that if Roberts did retire and Obama was able to swing the court to the left, that would be the end of our Republic.

Well, it wasn’t true…so not true that:

One of our SCOTUS experts actually laughed out loud after we (sheepishly) asked, “Have you heard anything about a possible Roberts retirement?” This source noted that JGR would sooner die — literally — than give Obama the chance to appoint his successor.

And I would join Roberts in that desire. How this rumor got started and spread has been uncovered by Above The Law. (Hat tip: RS McCain) Very interesting.

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