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What Makes Chief Justice Roberts Lose His Cool

Listen to the exchange that made the Supreme Court's even-tempered chief justice flare up during oral argument.       

Greyhound Club loses first round in court but vows to fight on

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Greyhound Racing Club (CGRC) is seeing last Friday’s (23 February) decision by Chief Justice Helen Murrell as a moral victory despite her dismissal of its application seeking an order to compel the Planning and Land Authority to grant it a further lease. Chief Justice Murrell upheld most of the club’s arguments that the Authority should […]

Gay Chief Justice Nominee Called “Deviant Mole” And “Enemy Of The Constitution” In Homophobic Screed

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The site claimed Andrew McDonald "has no experience [and] no qualifications other than perverted sexual behavior."

CT Lawmakers Condemn Homophobic Smear Against Gay Chief Justice Nominee Andrew McDonald: VIDEO

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Lawmakers have condemned an anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT website following an attack on openly gay former Senator Andrew McDonald who has been nominated to lead the Connecticut state Supreme Court. The website has claimed that McDonald...Show More Summary

Former Idaho Chief Justice Says Anti-Sharia Bill is an “Insult” to State Judges

A newly proposed anti-Sharia bill "should be allowed to die a quiet death," says former Idaho Chief Justice Jim Jones. If only the GOP would listen.

Ohio’s Chief Justice Stands Up to Jeff Sessions in Support of Low-Income People

Supreme court justice in Ohio reminds judges everywhere that criminalizing poverty is unconstitutional. In late December, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded crucial guidance that advised courts not to unfairly punish people simply for being poor. Show More Summary

3 Longstanding Supreme Court Precedents up for Reversal

The Supreme Court may rule supreme, but not even its own decisions are safe from itself. While Chief Justice Roberts is known as a staunch supporter of the doctrine of stare decisis, some commentators believe this might be the year for some seriously big SCOTUS reversals. With the High......

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Devin Nunes Casually Muses About Hauling Chief Justice Before Congress And Defecating On The Separation […]

Morning Docket: 02.12.18

"The chief justice, in particular, doesn’t like the court to be a disruptive force," but that might change this spring as the Supreme Court considers reversing at least three of its longstanding precedents. Trashing precedents could potentially become much easier now that Justice Gorsuch is here. Show More Summary

ALABAMA: No Gubernatorial Bid For Roy Moore

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God. reports: It’s now official. Roy Moore is not running for governor. Twice elected as the state’s Supreme Court chief justice and twice a candidate for governor, Moore did not declare his candidacy and pay his entrance fee by the close of the qualifying window Friday at 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Can You Identify This Mystery Jurist?

In the John Adams Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts, right outside the chambers of state Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, there hangs a portrait of a distinguished-looking man. He's got a widow's peak, a large nose,...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 02.09.18

Will Chief Justice John Roberts be asked to testify before Congress for his role as the appointer of judges for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court? According to House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), it...Show More Summary

Will Chief Justice Roberts Be Asked to Testify on Nunes Memo?

The suggestion that Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. might be asked to testify before Congress in the wake of the controversial “Nunes memo is drawing criticism and raising questions about the separation of powers.       

Maldives top judge threatened with death: lawyer

The Maldives' top judge received death threats before his arrest in a regime crackdown, his lawyer said Thursday ahead of a United Nations Security Council hearing on the island nation's political crisis. Chief Justice Abdulla SaeedShow More Summary

Developing: Rep. Nunes May Go to Supreme Court Chief Justice to Get Answers on FISA Court System

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday the committee has grappled with calling in Chief Justice John Roberts of investigation of Obama officials lying to the FISA Court to spy on Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Is Chief Justice Roberts a Swing Vote Now?

After Chief Justice Roberts decided recently to not send a man who could no longer remember his crime to the execution chamber in Alabama, court pundits took it as a sign that the Chief Justice could be switching teams. The other conservative justices would've let the old-timer die. Although,......

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