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Magna Carta and its progeny

Magna Carta Uncovered, Hart Publishing, October 2014 - details here Two old friends, Lord Judge (former Lord Chief Justice) and Anthony Arlidge QC have written a compelling and scholarly account of the 1215 political settlement known as the Magna Carta. This instrument has become something of a missile in the dust-up over  the European Convention versus “rights brought […]

Limbaugh Urges GOP To Ignore "Non-Factor" Hispanic Vote

From the November 21 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Limbaugh: Obama's Immigration Action Intended To "Open The Flood Gates To The Third World" Chief Justice Rush Limbaugh Declares Obama's Immigration Order "Unconstitutional" Limbaugh Likens Obama's Immigration Action To Shooting A Gun At The Constitution

Limbaugh: Obama's Immigration Action Intended To "Open The Flood Gates To The Third World"

From the November 21 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Chief Justice Rush Limbaugh Declares Obama's Immigration Order "Unconstitutional" Limbaugh Likens Obama's Immigration Action To Shooting A Gun At The Constitution UPDATE: "Tyranny" From "Emperor Obama": Conservative Media Assail Obama's Upcoming Immigration Action

Chief Justice Rush Limbaugh Declares Obama's Immigration Order "Unconstitutional"

Rush Limbaugh is continuing his tirade against President Obama's executive order on immigration, which will reportedly defer deportation for the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. In addition to ignoring legal...Show More Summary

READ: Federal judge strikes Montana's discriminatory marriage ban

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Noting that his decision might not be popular with all but that civil rights are not a popularity contest, US District Judge Brian Morris (who once served as a Supreme Court clerk for very conservative Chief Justice William Rehnquist) today...

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson Asks SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts to Stay Gay Marriage Ruling: READ

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

South Carolina's Attorney General Alan Wilson, who has long been entrenched in his battle against attempts to end the state's discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage, is seeking a stay of U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel's ruling that struck down...

No Stay in South Carolina; Marriages Could Begin Thursday

Antigay state officials have Chief Justice John Roberts as their last hope to stop same-sex marriage. read more

History gives clues to Chief Justice Roberts' thinking on new Obamacare case

The Supreme Court's surprising decision last week to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act has once again focused attention on Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the deciding vote in a 2012 decision that saved Obamacare from being declared unconstitutional. Many court watchers...

The Questions John Roberts Has Never Answered

last weekNews : Truthdig

It’s a good time to review the promises Chief Justice John Roberts made at his September 2005 Senate confirmation hearing and re-examine the key questions he was never forced to answer.

Will Roberts Vote Against Obamacare?

Barry Friedman and Dahlia Lithwick aren’t so sure: [I]t is possible everyone has their political calculus wrong with regards to the Chief Justice, just as we did the first time the Supreme Court looked at the ACA. Roberts, according to all accounts, did a last-minute 180 on Obamacare in 2012. We may never know why, […]

The Congressional deal that could save Obamacare

The received wisdom about the fate of the Affordable Care Act is that it's in the Supreme Court's hands--more specifically, in Chief Justice John Roberts' hands, since he's thought to be the swing vote in a 5-4 split on the law. This is key because of the Halbig issue, on which the Court will...

A Roberts escape hatch in the King and Halbig cases?

Will Chief Justice Roberts need an escape hatch in King and Halbig? Congress... recognized it was enlisting the States in a new health care program.... As we have explained, “[t]hough Congress’ power to legislate under the spending power...Show More Summary

How Chief Justice Roberts Could Score A Victory For Conservatives & Save Obamacare At The Same Time

Chief Justice Roberts could save Obamacare -- again -- and still give conservatives a significant constitutional victory. The post How Chief Justice Roberts Could Score A Victory For Conservatives & Save Obamacare At The Same Time appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Will Chief Justice Roberts get a do-over?

The Supreme Court this week in King v. Burwell acted swiftly and before completion of lower court appeals on the issue as to whether the language of the Obamacare statute limits subsidies to those states that have set up their own exchanges. As The Post reported: More than 4 million people receive the subsidies, which the Obama […]

I HOPE CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS DOESN’T WIMP OUT AGAIN: Obamacare Courts Death Yet Again. The law

I HOPE CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS DOESN’T WIMP OUT AGAIN: Obamacare Courts Death Yet Again. The law’s supporters are dismayed, and no wonder. There’s currently a circuit split on the issue, but the court that ruled against the administration agreed to review it en banc — that is, with a full panel of judges, rather than […]

Pope Francis Replaces Cardinal Burke, Names Englishman as Foreign Minister

In a shuffling of top-level curial posts, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Dominique Mamberti to replace Cardinal Raymond Burke as “chief justice” of the Vatican’s high court and filled Mamberti’s post as “foreign minister” with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the first Englishman to ever occupy this position. Show More Summary

SCOTUS will hear Obamacare subsidies case this year

Chief Justice Roberts, the newly insured nation turns its eyes to you. The Supreme Court made an unexpected move into a highly politically charged case Friday, announcing that it will hear a challenge to the Obamacare subsidy structure...Show More Summary

Chief Justice Roberts Wishes Magna Carta an Early Happy 800th Birthday

While the rest of Washington looked forward to a new era of divided government, Chief Justice John Roberts spent Wednesday afternoon looking backward—799 years, actually, to the foundation of Anglo-American self-rule with Magna Cart...

Justice Roberts Wishes Magna Carta an Early Happy 800th Birthday

While the rest of Washington looked forward to a new era of divided government, Chief Justice John Roberts spent Wednesday afternoon looking backward—799 years, actually, to the foundation of Anglo-American self-rule with Magna Cart...

With McCaffery, Castille Leaving, Pa. High Court Set for Change

Earlier this week, the long-simmering and now-public feud between Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and Chief Justice Ronald Castille finally ended with McCaffery's resignation. Their bitter battle goes back years (and ended with a pornographic email scandal); many suspect it was the reason why Castille ran a retention election......

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