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The Extreme Partisanship of John Roberts's Supreme Court

Like Barack Obama, the chief justice came into office promising an age of apolitical comity. And like the president, he has seen his dream die.

The best justice money can buy

6 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

In case anyone remained under the illusion that judicial elections in NC were actually non-partisan, like they are officially billed to be, former NC Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake shatters that illusion. In a firey [sic] plea for money, I. Show More Summary

ACLU and Lambda Legal Ask Supreme Court to Reject Motion To Delay Same-Sex Marriage In Virginia

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Late last week, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts agreed to review a request from Virginia county clerk Michèle McQuigg to stay a ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex...

VIRGINIA: Plaintiffs To Tell SCOTUS Not To Continue Same-Sex Marriage Stay

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

On Friday, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts announced a 5PM today deadline for Virginia's marriage plaintiffs to respond to the stay continuance demand made last week by the Alliance Defending Freedom. Via press release: Today, Lambda Legal, the ACLU and ACLU of Virginia will ask the U.S. Show More Summary

Supreme Court to Rule on Marriage Equality This Week (VIDEO)

A conclusive federal decision on the freedom to marry isn't due for another few months, but we could get a sneak peek into the Supreme Court's position this week. Anti-gay attorneys have asked Chief Justice John Roberts to delay theShow More Summary

Alabama County Commissioner Wants to Put Up a Ten Commandments Display at the Local Courthouse

More than a decade ago, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore installed a giant Ten Commandments monument in the courthouse in the dead of night. When he was told to remove it, he said no, eventually defying other courts' orders and becoming a Fake Christian Martyr in the process. Show More Summary

Mark Levin goes nuts over the politically motivated indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry by Partisan Democrat DA

A chief justice for NYS once famously said a district attorney, “a grand jury can indict a ham sandwich!” Meaning that the process is not like a regular court trail whereby both sides present a case. It’s only the prosecution side laying out a case and asking the grand jury there’s enough to go to a trial. Show More Summary

Supreme Court to Decide Stay Request for Fourth Circuit's Virginia Gay Marriage Ruling

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chief Justice John Roberts, who’s responsible for stay requests for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, has agreed to allow the Supreme Court to decide whether or not a stay is justified in the Virginia gay marriage case. The Fourt...

SCOTUS Will Decide Whether to Keep Stalling Virginia Marriage Ruling

Chief Justice John Roberts called for information regarding the stay to be filed by Monday. read more

VIRGINIA: Chief Justice John Roberts Sets Monday 5PM Deadline For Stay Response

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who has jurisdiction over the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, today set a deadline of Monday 5PM for attorneys for the Virginia plaintiffs to respond to yesterday's stay demand by the Alliance Defending Freedom. Should Roberts reject the stay demand, same-sex marriages would commence on Thursday at 8AM. (Tipped by JMG reader ArchiLaw)

Morning Docket: 08.15.14

President Obama suggested he may be able to nominate a new SCOTUS justice before he leaves office in 2017. When reached for comment, Justice Ginsburg noted: “Bitch, please.” [POLITICO] Chief Justice John Roberts has been asked to stay...Show More Summary

Chief Justice John Roberts lectures lawyers to 'rise above partisan debates'

There were probably more than a few American Bar Assocation members rolling their eyes at this during their annual meeting Monday, keynoted by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. "Lawyers fulfill their professional calling...Show More Summary

Liberals Can Wear Robes: What A Recent Confirmation Tells Us

One of the prevailing narratives in American politics for some time has been that liberal judges are politically toxic. The landmark decisions issued by a Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren--from Brown v. Board of Education to Roe v. Show More Summary

Chief Justice: Lawyers should mend partisan divide

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking at the American Bar Association's annual meeting Monday, said lawyers should play a key role in mitigating the "sharp partisan divides" that have shaken public faith in government.

U.S. top court's Roberts asks lawyers to 'rise above' political bickering

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday called on members of the nation's largest group of attorneys to "rise above" the political disputes that have left Washington increasingly gridlocked in recent years. Show More Summary

Face Of The Day

Justice Manjula Chellur on her way to take oath as the first woman Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court in Kolkata, Indiaon August 5, 2014. Born on December 5, 1955, Justice Chellur was appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court in November 2011 and was sworn-in as the Chief Justice on […]

Eric Holder: Activist Attorney General And Proud Of It

[guest post by Dana] Attorney General Eric Holder was recently interviewed and discussed race and activism, among other things: He is … critical of the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts’ famous formula — “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis […]

Power to Tax Involves the Power to Destroy (Amusement Arcades Edition)

last monthNews : Reason

In 1819, Chief Justice John Marshall famously commented, "the power to tax involves the power to destroy" on his way to ruling that it's too dangerous to allow states the authority to extract revenue from the federal government. AndShow More Summary

Chris Christie Attacked For Re-appointing Pro-Equality Judge

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Judicial Crisis Network has announced its plans to launch a slew of attack ads against Chris Christie for supporting Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice of New Jersey’s Supreme Court. Rabner led the Court’s decision in 2012 to deny the State’s...

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