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Congress Must Hold Hearings on Voting Discrimination

"Voting discrimination still exists; no one doubts that," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts two years ago this summer in Shelby County v. Holder, the case that nonetheless struck down core protections of the Voting Rights Act. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, apparently begs to differ. Show More Summary

Congress Must Hold Hearings On Voting Discrimination

"Voting discrimination still exists; no one doubts that," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts two years ago this summer in Shelby County v. Holder, the case that nonetheless struck down core protections of the Voting Rights Act. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, apparently begs to differ. Show More Summary

Privacy Is Freedom

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

In an excerpt from his new book, Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer traces the Fourth Amendment’s enshrinement of privacy rights from English common law to Facebook and a defense by Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.

Goldstein and Totenberg on the “Roberts Court”

On NPR with Robert Siegel: SIEGEL: It is. Now, I’m surprised. You brought this to my attention that this is now 10 years since John Roberts has been chief justice. It doesn’t feel that long to me somehow (laughter) but … Continue reading ?

Trump Blames Jeb Bush for Roberts Appointment

Donald Trump told radio host Hugh Hewitt that Jeb Bush is responsible for influencing his brother’s appointment of Chief Justice John Roberts to the Supreme Court and with it, last week’s decision justifying Obamacare. Said Trump: “If you think about [...]

After Gay Marriage, Is Polygamy Next?

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last Friday that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to get married, Chief Justice John Roberts and many others have argued that the reasoning used by the court to justify the right to same-sex marriage gives "no reason" why plural unions should be banned.

Same-Sex Marriage Decision Prompts Polygamist to Apply for Marriage License

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

A Montana man has applied for a marriage license to wed a second wife following last week’s Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Nathan Collier says Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissent, in which he arguedShow More Summary

SCOTUS: Congress Doesn’t Want to ‘Destroy’ Our Health-Care System? Oh, Yes, It Does!

For the second time, Chief Justice John Roberts breathed life into Obamacare and rescued it from the Constitution. In the first big Obamacare ruling, Roberts called Obamacare a “tax,” and

Why John Roberts Deserves A Lot More Praise for This Health Care Decision Than the Last One

When Chief Justice Roberts handed down the decision preserving a key provision of the Affordable Care Act this year in King v. Burwell, the comparisons to his decision three years earlier in the other Affordable Care Act case were inevitable. Show More Summary

Jacob Sullum on John Roberts' Modest Arrogance

6 days agoNews : Reason

Three years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, to save a key provision that he believed would otherwise be unconstitutional. Last week he did it again, this timeShow More Summary

Chris Christie Criticizes Supreme Court’s Chief Justice

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is “incredibly disappointed” with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after his opinion last week on Affordable Care Act subsidies, suggesting the jurist acted inconsistently with his opinion the following day when he opposed legalizing same-sex marriages. Meeting New Hampshire voters at his first town hall since declaring…

John Roberts’ Gay Marriage Dissent Is Wrong About Polygamy—and the Constitution

In his wide-ranging dissent in the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, Chief Justice John Roberts set out a simple proposition: “If same-sex marriage, then polygamy.” Indeed, the chief argues boldly that it would have...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz says US chief justice ‘violated his oath’ in Obamacare decision

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Chief justice John Roberts “violated his oath” when he backed Obamacare in a crucial supreme court decision last week, the Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said on Tuesday. The Texas senator, who has vowed to “repeal every word of Obamacare” if elected, said he was personally disappointed...

How to Improve Obamacare

The Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell last week preserved the Affordable Care Act's subsidies for all enrollees, and Chief Justice John Roberts’s vehement dismissal of the plaintiffs’ arguments

As Book Is Released, Ted Cruz Sours on His Role Model

Ted Cruz, in his new memoir “A Time for Truth,” confides that when he was a young lawyer learning how to argue a case in the Supreme Court, he had a role model: John Roberts. That would be the same John Roberts, now chief justice of the Supreme Court, that Cruz has been lambasting of late.

Let’s Drop the Charade: The Supreme Court Is a Political Branch, Not a Judicial One

‘But this Court is not a legislature.” Chief Justice John Roberts actually published that sentence in his same-sex marriage dissent on Friday . . . a mere 24 hours after his maestro’s performance in the Supreme Court’s legislative rewrite of the Affordable Care Act – formerly known as “Obamacare,” but now etched in memory as “SCOTUScare,” thanks to Justice […]

An Open Letter to the Hon. John Roberts

Dear Mr. Chief Justice, In your dissenting opinion to the Obergefell v. Hodges case establishing marriage equality last week, you made sure to note that, "people of faith can take no comfort in the treatment they received from the majority...Show More Summary

Now John Roberts Is Complaining about Creative Court Rulings

Chief Justice John Roberts certainly twisted logic and language into a pretzel last week in his decision upholding Obamacare’s health-exchange subsidies. But today, as the Supreme Court issues its final opinions, the judicial shoe was...Show More Summary

Is the “Obama Crime Family” blackmailing Chief Justice John Roberts?

For conservative commentator Wayne Root, it's the only possible answer for his decisions of late

'What chumps!': John Roberts' dissent in a major Supreme Court case is dripping with sarcasm

Chief Justice John Roberts had a particularly lively dissent on the Supreme Court's redistricting ruling Monday. In a 5-4 decision, the US' high court ruled that independent commissions could play a role in reshaping legislative districts every decade in order to account for population shifts. Show More Summary

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