The Court.ca blog run by students at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto has just published part 2 of The Supreme Court by Numbers, an analysis of the output of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin since she was appointed to her positionShow More Summary
Awais Shah was being transported by his captors when troops and Paramilitary Rangers swooped in and rescued the lawyer in his late 20s
The last time Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore found himself in this position, it was because he refused to remove an enormous Ten Commandments monument from a state building. That was in 2003. This time, Moore is under fire because of...Show More Summary
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore could be removed from the bench for a major ethics breach — again.
To the editor: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s “efforts to keep the court separate from the poisonous partisan politics of Washington” have a long way to go if he wants the Supreme Court to move on after it voted along political lines in favor of George W. Bush in Bush vs. Gore, which decided...
The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission wrote in the court filing that Moore — who was ousted from the bench in 2003 for refusing to remove a boulder-sized Ten Commandments monument at a state building — was again flouting the rule of...Show More Summary
A judicial ethics panel wants Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore swiftly removed from office for urging the state's probate judges to defy the federal courts on gay marriage. Alabama's Judicial Inquiry Commission wrote Friday that Moore's...Show More Summary
Yesterday, Virginia’s Gloucester County School District filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to stop transgender student Gavin Grimm from using the restroom that corresponds with his gender identity. “Chief Justice Roberts can act on the school board's request alone or ask the full court to consider it,” CBS News reported. Show More Summary
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(Paul Mirengoff) Charles Krauthammer suggests that James Comey’s decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton, like Chief Justice Roberts’ decision to uphold the Obamacare mandate, was driven by an unwillingness to upend or overrule the political processes on a momentous matter. Show More Summary
“There is a cruel irony in The Chief Justice’s reliance on our decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The first sentence in the concluding paragraph of his opinion states: “Before Brown, schoolchildren were told where they could and could not go to school based on the color of their skin.” This sentence reminds me […]
Review of The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right. By Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse. Simon & Schuster. 468 pp. $30. In August, 1986, a month before Warren Burger retired as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme...Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) James Comey’s recommendation not to prosecute Hillary Clinton, even though most of his statement today tended to show she should be prosecuted, reminds me of Chief Justice Roberts’ decision four years ago to uphold Obamacare’s individual mandate on the theory that it imposed a tax, not a penalty. Show More Summary
North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gearld VandeWalle (right) and Justice Dale Sandstrom (left) listen to oral arguemennts Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012 in the Baker Courtroom at the Unicersity of North Dakota Law School. Grand Forks Herald file photo by John Stennes. Show More Summary
In what appeared to be a major a setback for the Indian LGBTQ community, India’s top court refused to hear a challenge to Section 377 of the country’s penal code, referring it to Chief Justice T. S. Thakur. Section 377 is an 1861 provisio… Read The post India’s Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Decriminalization of Gay Sex, Refers Matter to Chief Justice appeared first on Towleroad.
“There is no doubt that this case is distasteful; it may be worse than that. But our concern is not with tawdry tales of Ferraris, Rolexes, and ball gowns.” — Chief Justice John Roberts, McDonnell v. United States (unanimous opinion) Everyone agrees that what former Republican Virginia Gov. Show More Summary
In a unanimous decision (the opinion was written by Chief Justice Roberts) at the very end of its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the standard for determining official acts constituting corruption used in the federal trial of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was too broad. Thus, his ... More »
Unanimous according to SCOTUSblog. Opinion here. Chief Justice Roberts writes for the Court. Rick is working on a quick analysis to be posted soon. … Continue reading ?
Three years ago, the Supreme Court handed down a crushing ruling in the landmark case Shelby v. Holder (pdf). For reasons still mostly unclear to me (Chief Justice John Roberts partially opined that key provisions of the Voting Rights Act were “extraordinary measures” no longer needed because America’s legacy on race “had changed”), Section 5 of the […]