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Trump Blames Jeb Bush for Roberts Appointment

Donald Trump told radio host Hugh Hewitt that Jeb Bush is responsible for influencing his brother’s appointment of Chief Justice John Roberts to the Supreme Court and with it, last week’s decision justifying Obamacare. Said Trump: “If you think about [...]

Donald Trump Blames Jeb Bush For Chief Justice Roberts' Appointment To Supreme Court, Offers No Proof

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WINTERSET, Iowa -- Distraught by last week's Supreme Court decision that upheld Affordable Care Act subsidies, Donald Trump said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is responsible for influencing his brother's appointment of Chief Justice John Roberts to the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

After Gay Marriage, Is Polygamy Next?

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last Friday that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to get married, Chief Justice John Roberts and many others have argued that the reasoning used by the court to justify the right to same-sex marriage gives "no reason" why plural unions should be banned.

Same-Sex Marriage Decision Prompts Polygamist to Apply for Marriage License

16 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

A Montana man has applied for a marriage license to wed a second wife following last week’s Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Nathan Collier says Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissent, in which he arguedShow More Summary

SCOTUS: Congress Doesn’t Want to ‘Destroy’ Our Health-Care System? Oh, Yes, It Does!

For the second time, Chief Justice John Roberts breathed life into Obamacare and rescued it from the Constitution. In the first big Obamacare ruling, Roberts called Obamacare a “tax,” and

Why John Roberts Deserves A Lot More Praise for This Health Care Decision Than the Last One

When Chief Justice Roberts handed down the decision preserving a key provision of the Affordable Care Act this year in King v. Burwell, the comparisons to his decision three years earlier in the other Affordable Care Act case were inevitable. Show More Summary

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s lawyer: “Public officials are ministers of God”

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore isn’t one for man’s law, which is odd given that man’s law is literally his job. No, as we learned back in February, when he tried his damndest to violate Article Six of the Constitution by ignoring an order from the Supreme Court to let same-sex marriages commence in Alabama, he’s more about […]

Jacob Sullum on John Roberts' Modest Arrogance

yesterdayNews : Reason

Three years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, to save a key provision that he believed would otherwise be unconstitutional. Last week he did it again, this timeShow More Summary

Lawyer for Alabama’s Christian Chief Justice Roy Moore: “Public Officials Are Ministers of God”

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, the man who constantly thinks he's above the law, is furious with the recent marriage equality ruling. So is everyone, it seems, inside his social circle.In a letter written by one of his...Show More Summary

No backlash, Mr. Chief Justice (Guest Voice)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a fill-in column for a vacationing columnist, so it’s in the original byline spot. No backlash, Mr. Chief Justice by Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Writing a judicial opinion can be like fencing. One of the most effective ways to jab at an opponent is to use [...]Show More Summary

Chris Christie Criticizes Supreme Court’s Chief Justice

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is “incredibly disappointed” with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after his opinion last week on Affordable Care Act subsidies, suggesting the jurist acted inconsistently with his opinion the following day when he opposed legalizing same-sex marriages. Meeting New Hampshire voters at his first town hall since declaring…

He Went There: Antigay Judge Roy Moore Compares Marriage Equality to Holocaust

It seems Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will stop at nothing in his fight against marriage equality. read more

John Roberts’ Gay Marriage Dissent Is Wrong About Polygamy—and the Constitution

In his wide-ranging dissent in the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, Chief Justice John Roberts set out a simple proposition: “If same-sex marriage, then polygamy.” Indeed, the chief argues boldly that it would have...Show More Summary

Michael Morley on the SCOTUS AZ Redistricting Decision

Here is a guest post from Michael Morley, whose article on the Elections Clause issue was cited by Chief Justice Roberts in his AZ dissent: Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the use of independent redistricting commissions to redraw congressional district … Continue reading ?

“WHAT CHUMPS!” wrote Chief Justice Roberts, dissenting in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Inde…

“WHAT CHUMPS!” wrote Chief Justice Roberts, dissenting in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. Just over a century ago, Arizona became the second State in the Union to ratify the Seventeenth Amendment. That Amendment transferred power to choose United States Senators from “the Legislature” of each State, Art. I, §3, to “the people […]

Rachel Maddow and DOMA Lawyer Roberta Kaplan Discuss Red States Mad About Marriage: VIDEO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Earlier, we told you about Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s resistance to enforcing the ruling from the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. Last night, Rachel Maddow also dug into the ‘legal knots’ Alabama has en… The post Rachel Maddow and DOMA Lawyer Roberta Kaplan Discuss Red States Mad About Marriage: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Ted Cruz says US chief justice ‘violated his oath’ in Obamacare decision

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Chief justice John Roberts “violated his oath” when he backed Obamacare in a crucial supreme court decision last week, the Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said on Tuesday. The Texas senator, who has vowed to “repeal every word of Obamacare” if elected, said he was personally disappointed...

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Moves To Delay Marriage Equality

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Active gay marriage opponent and Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (above) is grasping at straws to delay the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in his state. Originally, the justice had said that a court order from the stat… The post Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Moves To Delay Marriage Equality appeared first on Towleroad.

How to Improve Obamacare

The Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell last week preserved the Affordable Care Act's subsidies for all enrollees, and Chief Justice John Roberts’s vehement dismissal of the plaintiffs’ arguments

Ted Cruz Watched the Supreme Court Get an Internet Porn Lesson

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

“I was standing behind the chief justice of the United States and sitting right next to him was the court’s first female justice, Sandra Day O’Connor. We were in front of a large computer screen gazing at explicit, hard-core pornography.” Read more...

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