I’m just now seeing this.
Well, appellate judges are not obligated to follow the precedent of the Supreme Court. They take an oath only to uphold the Constitution. There’s no oath, no rule, no nothing [that mandates they must follow precedent].
It’s from the pre-confirmation hype about Judge Roberts, but it makes a point that too many folks forget. Justices only take an oath to the Constitution. There is no mandate they follow precedence.
The rest of the transcript is just funny. I wish there had been audio.