In what court watchers called an "unexpected move," Chief Justice John Roberts announced this morning that a majority of the Supreme Court had voted sua sponte at a private conference yesterday to overturn its 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which held that corporations had a First Amendment right......
Chief Justice John Roberts's decision in Shelby County v. Holder may be the most politically naïve decision of our era. Rooted in the notion that there simply isn't enough racism left in the United States to justify a full-functioning Voting Rights Act, Shelby County struck down t
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was lambasted as a turncoat, traitor and betrayer by conservatives when he cast the deciding fifth vote in 2012 upholding the constitutional soundness of the Affordable Care Act. This allowed states and the federal government to put in an array of measures to fully implement the act. Show More Summary
When the Supreme Court justices met in private Friday to cast their votes and decide the reach of President Obama’s healthcare law, the outcome probably turned on the person who spoke first: Chief Justice John G. Roberts.
Chief Justice John Roberts was largely silent when justices heard arguments this week in a case that could threaten the Affordable Care Act. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib and reporter Jess Bravin discuss the case and what Justice Roberts may have been thinking.
Three years ago, a gruff-sounding Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. asked a question during the marathon hearings on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act about whether the mandate that individuals buy health insurance was really more like a tax on those who do not.
In yesterday's arguments about ObamaCare before the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts surprised observers by saying almost nothing. But the single question he did ask might well have tipped his hand, writes Jeffrey Toobin at the New Yorker. If Toobin is right, it's a mixture of good and bad...
At Monday's King arguments, it was Scalia, Alito and Kennedy's turn to worm their way into the Chief Justice's head
The Supreme Court oral argument on Wednesday in King v. Burwell featured thousands of words, dozens of provocative questions, two engaged and skillful lawyers—and one very striking silence. Chief Justice John Roberts, usually among the most active questioners on the court, scarcely said a word throughout the highly anticipated clash. Show More Summary
The Post reports: “Supreme Court justices split along ideological lines Wednesday in questioning during the latest legal battle over the Affordable Care Act, making the outcome difficult to predict. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who saved the act from a constitutional challenge three years ago, this time asked no questions that would betray his thoughts. If […]
Chief Justice John Roberts was the Affordable Care Act’s savior in 2012. But the strongest signal from Wednesday’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court’s latest ACA case, is that Justice Anthony Kennedy might instead be the fifth vote to keep the policy intact this year. And he might use a Roberts-like legal […]
John Roberts saved the law in 2012, but he played his cards close to the vest Wednesday
Chief Justice John Roberts, who saved President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul three years ago by unexpectedly joining the liberal wing of the court, stayed largely silent in oral arguments Wednesday on a new challenge that could deal a mortal blow to the law.
When the Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in King v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, everyone was eager to hear what Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, widely viewed as the likely swing voters in the case, would have to say. Show More Summary
Another set of SCOTUS arguments on a contentious issue, another chance for think pieces and predictions on just what was meant by Chief Justice John Roberts’ Thomas-like silent performance or the seriousness of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s federalism-related concerns. Show More Summary
TPM: The Obamacare case before the Supreme Court is too close to call, leaving the fate of President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement up in the air. Chief Justice John Roberts, a critical swing vote in the case, barely spoke during the hour-long oral arguments Wednesday morning in King v. Show More Summary
Georgetown Law professor Randy Barnett has an excellent piece today at the Volokh Conspiracy blog detailing the lengths to which the liberal media is going to not-too-subtly lobby Chief Justice John Roberts on the upcoming ObamaCare subsidy case King v. Burwell.
Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama's historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again? Image: Steve Petteway/ Wikimedia Commons The post The Fate of the Affordable Care Act Rests in John Roberts’ Hands. Again. appeared first on RH Reality Check.
WELL, I HOPE SO — BUT HE SURE WIMPED OUT LAST TIME: The Hill: Is Supreme Court’s chief justice ready to take down ObamaCare? U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts faced a conservative backlash after casting a decisive vote to save ObamaCare in 2012. Now he must weigh in on the law once again. […]
When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in King vs. Burwell next week, all eyes will be on Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., to try to figure out which way he's leaning. After all, this case is the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and the last time the law was before the high...