( ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan’s chief justice has stepped down after a high-profile career during which he was praised for protecting democracy but also criticized for judicial overreach. Iftikhar Chaudhry marked the end of his term on Wednesday with a speech at the Supreme Court in the capital, Islamabad. Show More Summary
Vermont Chief Justice Paul Reiber has become vocal in his opposition to the War on Drugs. He said, "This is happening in numbers that’s alarming to me, and I think I have an obligation to defend the judiciary."
Former lord chief justice supports right of UK to defy European court on issues such as jail votes One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 10:24 ON Thu 5 Dec 2013 THE European Court of Human Rights is not superior to the UK's Supreme Court,Show More Summary
Simon Corbell, Chief Justice Helen Murrell, and the Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker today launched the ACT Sentencing Database, a tool to help grant equal if not fair sentences across the board.
Roger Pilon Obamacare’s legal troubles were far from ended when Chief Justice Roberts ruled in 2012 that the law’s “penalty” for failing to buy health insurance was really a “tax,” purportedly rendering the Act constitutional under Congress’s...Show More Summary
I do keep hearing that the Republican governors of America loathe Chief Justice John Roberts more than anybody else alive. He forced on them a dilemma: either alienate their bases by appearing to enthusiastically endorse implementing...Show More Summary
The University of Central Florida (my alma mater!) has hired the former chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court to defend themselves against demands that they produce the emails leading up to the publication of Mark Regnerus' discredited study on gay parenting. Show More Summary
Assassinated 50 years ago today. The words still inspire. January 20, 1961 Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, reverend clergy, fellow citizens, We observe...Show More Summary
November 19, 1794: The Jay Treaty was signed with Britain, fulfilling President Washington's goal of avoiding another war with Great Britain. The Jay Treaty was named for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay, whom President Washington dispatched to London to negotiate with the British. Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Real Time's Bill Maher let our Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts have it for gutting the Voting Rights Act and allowing our elections to be sold to the highest bidder during his New Rules segment at the close of his show this Friday. Show More Summary
The ABC has word on the new Chief Justice’s efforts to clean out the Augean Stables we call the ACT Supreme Court. Short of diverting a river, and with the odds of a second Mullocalypse remote, it’s going to be a big ask. She’s planning a blitz, but wants the work done by the existing judges which [...]
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. isn’t a member of the tea party, but he alluded to one of the movement’s obsessions the other day during oral arguments in one of the more unusual cases of the court’s current term. It involves Carole...Show More Summary
I write about the controversy for Bloomberg View today.One of the vacancies Democrats are trying to fill used to be held by John Roberts. After he became chief justice, Bush nominated the impeccably qualified Peter Keisler for the spot. Show More Summary
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent Chief Justice Ron Castille and fellow state Supreme Court Justice Max Baer easily survived retention elections on Tuesday night and will continue to serve on the state’s highest court. With 98 percent of precincts reporting statewide, Castille had 68 percent of the vote and Baer had 71 percent of...
Former California chief justice Ronald George released an oral history of his time on the bench today, and a couple of his recollections about dealing with the state legislature are worth sharing: "I remember dealing with one state senator who found it impossible... Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) Today in my Constitutional Law class I’ll be taking up the famous case of McCulloch v. Maryland, the bank case from 1819 in which Chief Justice John Marshall observed that “the power to tax involves the power to destroy,” which immediately set my mind to thinking about... Show More Summary
The chief justice issues an unsubtle challenge to class-action settlements that pay charities, not clients.
By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve South Carolina’s top judge is seeking more than $22 million in new spending in next fiscal year’s budget for the state court system, including adding four judges, beefing up computer security and continuing a renovation project at the Court of Appeals building. Besides the four new judicial seats, Supreme...
The Supreme Court decided not to get involved in a dispute over a Facebook Inc. class-action settlement, but Chief Justice John Roberts made clear he’s eager to review the propriety of settlements where most plaintiffs in the class don’t get a penny and lawyers walk away with millions.
Remember all of the recent discussion about the uselessness of law review articles, and the way nay-sayers like to invoke Chief Justice Roberts’s remark about “the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in 18th-century Bulgaria”? Today the Chief Justice issued an opinion respecting the cert denial in Marek v. Show More Summary