The Supreme Court has a different standard for Republican Presidents and Democratic Presidents. Democrats have to face trial – Republicans get a pass! In the case of Dick Cheney the Supreme Court ruled:
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority, said the federal district court judge who ordered records opened to the public had issued too broad a release of documents, without giving appropriate deference to the White House.
The president is not above the law, Kennedy wrote, but there is a “paramount necessity of protecting the executive branch from vexatious litigation that might distract it from the energetic performance of its constitutional duties.”
He said “special considerations applicable to the president and the vice president suggest that the courts should be sensitive to requests by the government” in such special appeals.
But when Clinton was president they ruled differently saying that they didn’t see a problem with Paula Jones bringing a bullshit lawsuit against the president. He had plenty of time to defend it back then. What a crock of shit this is!
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, May 27 1997) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled today that there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that bars Jones’ lawsuit from proceeding against the president while he is still in office.
The court said, “Like every other citizen who properly invokes [court] jurisdiction, [Jones] has a right to an orderly disposition of her claims.”
The court rejected Clinton’s claims that lawsuits against presidents in office violate the separation of powers between the judicial branch and the executive branch.
Clinton’s lawyers had also argued that lawsuits would interfere with presidents’ official duties, and that permitting Jones’ case to go forward would open the way to an avalanche of lawsuits against sitting presidents.
In an opinion written by Justice John Paul Stevens, the court said, “We are not persuaded that either of these risks is serious.”
You see – when the president is a Democrat you get one set of rules – but when the president is a Republican the Supreme Court rules the opposite. And you have to consider the seriousness of the crime. Cheney was meeting with Oil Executives who were shutting electricity off to the entire west coast and planning a war with Iraq. Jones on the other hand had a much more seroius issue. That Clinton showd her his cock.
Jesus fucking Christ – the Moonies must be in control. Only if you lived in a CULT would something like this make sense!