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Bob McDonnell Wants The Supreme Court To Do Something It Doesn't Do

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) got a brief reprieve from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday. Now, he wants a much longer one. The governor-turned-felon is asking Roberts to let him stay out of prison on bail while he pursues a full appeal of his conviction on corruption charges before the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Feds: McDonnell does not deserve continued freedom

The Solicitor General urged Chief Justice John Roberts to reject the former Va. governor’s request for bail while pursuing his high court case.

HUFFPOST HILL - President Obama Doesn't Think You're Crazy, You Morons

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" album had its 40th birthday, prompting Chris Christie to rhapsodize about all the people he told to shut up in the summer of '75. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is letting former Virginia Gov. Show More Summary

Thanks To Chief Justice Roberts, Bob McDonnell To Stay Out Of Prison ... For Now

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

In a short order issued Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts spared former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell from prison while he appeals his case to the Supreme Court. The request from McDonnell's lawyers arrived at the Supreme Court on Friday...Show More Summary

No prison for McDonnell until chief justice weighs in on bail issue

The order from Chief Justice John Roberts is only a modest win for the former Virginia governor.

#SCOTUS Will Let Gov. McDonnell Stay Out of Jail, at Least for a Few Days

Lyle Denniston: Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., on Monday afternoon temporarily blocked the imprisonment of former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell until the Supreme Court can consider further his plea to remain free while he appeals his corruption conviction. … Continue reading ?

From the Party of Lincoln to the Party of Calhoun, An Ongoing Series

Mister, We Could Use A Chief Justice Like Roger Taney Again Chalk up another crackpot position that’s gone utterly Republican mainstream: On Sunday, business mogul Donald Trump came out in support of ending birthright citizenship — and on Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joined him. Ohio Gov. John Kasich said recently that he didn’t think the […]

Supreme Court Chief Justice William Taft—The President Who Also Sat on the Bench

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

William Howard Taft left a much cooler trivia factoid than that bathtub story.

Column - Children die to save the “stolen generations” story

THE media cannot keep avoiding this terrible truth: the “stolen generations” ideology is killing Aboriginal children. Western Australia’s Chief Justice, Wayne Martin, last…

‘Sir William’s Muse: The Literary Works of the First Chief Justice of Victoria, Sir William a’Beckett’ by Clifford Pannam

Judges may write poetry all the time- how would I know?- but I suspect that it’s not a particularly common judicial past-time.  William a’Beckett, the fourth Resident Judge of Port Phillip did, though, and this small book surveys his literary … Continue reading ?

“Roberts’ iffy support for voting rights”

Here is my 2005 LA Times oped on Chief Justice Roberts’ role in working for the Reagan administration against the expansion of the Voting Rights Act in 1982 (the expansion which created Section 2 as we know it today, which … Continue reading ?

“Election Law’s Path in the Roberts Court’s First Decade: A Sharp Right Turn But with Speed Bumps and Surprising Twists”

I have posted this draft on SSRN.  It is still an early draft. Comments welcome! Here is the abstract: The first decade of election law cases at the Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice Roberts brought election law … Continue reading ?

Federal judge dismisses Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson's effort to win back her position of chief justice.

"Abrahamson filed suit April 8, a day after voters had approved a constitutional amendment to change how the chief justice was elected to a majority vote among the justices every two years."“The court concludes that Wisconsin’s new method...Show More Summary

“Judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson suit to regain chief justice role”

Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel: A federal judge on Friday dismissed Shirley Abrahamson’s lawsuit aimed at regaining her position as chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Abrahamson and five people who voted for her at her last election as chief justice sued … Continue reading ?

Justice Stevens Slams Justice Scalia’s “Disrespectful Rhetoric”

In remarks for an ABA speech today, in the context of a discussion of the Arizona redistricting case:   Justice Stevens is much more full of praise for Chief Justice Roberts, who he says decides cases based on what he … Continue reading ?

Alabama's Antigay Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore Slapped With New Ethics Charges

The Southern Poverty Law Center has supplemented its ethics complaint against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore with more examples of his disdain for the law. 1 - Name: w-line read more

Complaint: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Attended Anti-Choice Rally With Domestic Terrorists

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore faces another judicial ethics complaint after appearing to attend an anti-choice rally with convicted domestic terrorists. Image: Top News / YouTube The post Complaint: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Attended Anti-Choice Rally With Domestic Terrorists appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Does the Supreme Court Need a Code of Conduct?

In 2011, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., used his annual report about the state of the federal judiciary to defend the probity of his Court colleagues. He was responding to members of Congress, experts in legal ethics, and legal advocacy groups who wanted the Court to be subject to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, which applies to all other federal judges.

Chief Justice Martin's avoidance of the term "exclusively"

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

If parts of the Constitution don't fit your argument, just forget they exist: Entitled "State school fund," Article IX, Section 6 provides: The proceeds of all lands that have been or hereafter may be granted by the United States toShow More Summary

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