Oh no he didn’t! Watch Justice Scalia ladle out the sauce to Chief Justice Roberts. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Administrative Law, Antonin Scalia, Benchslap, Benchslaps, Chevron, Chevron deference, Constitutional Interpretation, Constitutional Law, Federal Government, John G. Show More Summary
The State Department's Office of Chief of Protocol has provided a list of the goodies federal government officials received from foreign officials in 2011 and 2010.
Litigation costs are high - for everyone. Read about NJ Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner's effort to overhaul New Jersey's civil and criminal justice systems, recently outlined at a State Bar Association event: Rizzo/The Star-Ledger.
Under both the influence of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and corporate spending in state courts around the country, procedural wins have imposed new onerous hurdles on individuals aiming to hold businesses accountable for their wrongdoing. Two new analyses out this week point to the real costs of these losses for individuals. In [...]
Chief Justice Roberts takes a swipe at his fellow conservative Scalia in dissent over how much power to give federal agencies.
Marcia Coyle skillfully reports on the aggressive turn the Supreme Court has taken under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. At his confirmation hearings for the position of chief justice of the United States, John G. Roberts Jr. parried skeptics with a reassuring metaphor: "Judges are like umpires," he memorably testified. Show More Summary
The nation's Supreme Court Chief Justice says same-sex couples deserve marriage licenses. read more
Brazil's top judicial panel has authorized notaries to begin approving same-sex marriages nationwide, AFP reports: The National Council of Justice, which oversees the Brazilian judicial system and is headed by the chief justice of the Supreme Court, said government offices...
High-powered entertainment attorney Steve Warren demanded that Justice Clarence Thomas and the rest of the Supreme Court justices act against the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop. 8 during a stirring speech at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco last night. “Our basic civil rights are currently being experimented with in 50 different state laboratories,” [...]
Hey y'all - I just wanted to drop by and update you on the goings-on of the Young Democrats of North Carolina. Since our swearing-in with Chief Justice Sarah Parker and Representative Grier Martin on April 28, we've been on the ground, on the phones, and all over social media standing up for what we believe in. Show More Summary
Of all the racing venues I visit during my travels as Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, the ritzy clubs tend to be the weirdest. We went to the Monticello Motor Club in New York a few weeks back, and twice a year the LeMons Traveling Circus rolls into the Autobahn [...]
In her new book, "The Roberts Court," Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and regular NewsHour contributor takes a look at the landmark decisions that have reached the Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justice John Roberts. She talks to Jeffrey Brown about her observations and interviews with the justices.
SPRINGFIELD — The chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, citing “gun-related tragedies” and the state’s debate over concealed carry, emphasized in a memo to judges throughout Illinois this week that the state must be notified when they determine a person has serious mental health concerns.
Chief Justice John Roberts has appointed Judge Michael W. Mosman of the District of Oregon to serve as a judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The appointment was effective May 4, 2013, and will extend through May 3, 2020, said Mr. Sheldon Snook, a spokesman for the Court. Judge Mosman replaces Judge [...]Show More Summary
In recent years, several reports and studies have observed the evident skew in favor of business of the U.S. Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts. Thus far, this term has proved to be no exception, with a 6-1 win rate by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Last month, three professors who are [...]
The current Supreme Court has been far friendlier to business than those of any court since at least World War II, according to a new study of 2,000 decisions from 1946 to 2011. In the eight years since Chief Justice Roberts joined the...Show More Summary
Not that this is surprising, but there’s yet more data demonstrating the pro-business tilt of the Supreme Court: But the business docket reflects something truly distinctive about the court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. While the current court’s decisions, over all, are only slightly more conservative than those from the courts led [...]
Alex Seitz-Wald at Salon: With a special investigator soon to be appointed by the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, the ethics cloud hovering over Rep. Michele Bachmann could quickly become a major problem for the Tea Party hero, experts tell Salon. “This is very serious,” said Craig Holman, a government ethics lobbyist at [...]
Here: - Georgia gets a new Chief Justice. - Oh dear. Morehouse graduation fiasco or script reject from Mean Girls? - Jobs in Augusta! - Next thing you know, these fellas will have their own reality show. - Help send a veteran to the All-Star game. - Jobs in Dawson County! - Is Atlanta’s most [...]
"Iowa's Supreme Court chief justice will appoint an independent investigator with full subpoena powers to probe alleged ethics and criminal violations by Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson, who is accused of being paid to work on U.S. Rep. Show More Summary