Harvard University law professor Lawrence Tribe is a veteran liberal scholar who counts both President Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts among his former students. In 2012 Tribe had the unique experience of watching one of those former students cast the deciding vote to secure the existence of the other’s signature legislative achievement. Show More Summary
After a federal court ruled on Tuesday that the Obama administration exceeded its statutory authority when it decided to grant Obamacare subsidies through state and federal exchanges, Dr. Ben Carson said Chief Justice John Roberts is probably having "second thoughts" about his decisive vote to uphold the law. Show More Summary
Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe explained to my radio audience that John Boehner has no standing to sue President Obama. Tribe taught both Obama and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and weighs in on them as well. He also discusses his feelings about how and why his own opportunity the sit in the High [...]
Who should be blamed for the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case? According to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) it’s Chief Justice John Roberts.
The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writing opinions that move the law in small but steady steps in a conservative direction.
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With the Obama administration’s defeat in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, all eyes now turn to further Obamacare challenges. Chief Justice John Roberts shockingly greenlit Obamacare itself by converting it into a tax from a stated penalty, but he has also shown a partial willingness to chip away at the law. Show More Summary
REUTERS Balancing Act: Chief Justice John Roberts joined with unexpected allies—his liberal colleagues—in an alliance that drew some of the Supreme Court's major decisions closer toward the ideological middle in the term just concluded. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court's chief justice once vowed to save the reputation of the court. Here's why he's failed, big-time
At Obamacare’s second round before the Supreme Court, the odds are growing the HHS abortion pill mandate will be struck down 5-to-4 for violating the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and that Chief Justice John Roberts will again write the opinion—only this time against the Obama administration. Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police officers usually need a warrant before they can search an arrested suspect's cellphone. The 9-0 opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts held the right of police to search an arrested suspect at the scene without a warrant does not extend in......
On Thursday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics in which protest was forbidden violates the First Amendment. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion,...Show More Summary
By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org HIGH COURT: ‘Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple— get a warrant,’ Chief Justice John Roberts said in the High Court’s ruling Wednesday. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s High Court drew a clear line...
Everybody on the Supreme Court—Except for a portion of Samuel Alito. You pick which one, ya dirty-minded bastids.—take a bow. And this is what Chief Justice John Roberts had to say about it. "Our answer to the question of what police must...
In a pretty universally awesome decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts issued Wednesday—and yes, I'm as surprised to be typing those words as you are to read them—the Supreme Court has effectively prevented police officers from...Show More Summary
Shutterstock The high court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the law enforcement’s assumptions about privacy and mobile phones are flat wrong. In a 9-0 decision, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said the wealth of data...Show More Summary
Today a unanimous Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, ruled that police may not search the contents of an arrested individual's cell phone without first obtaining a warrant. While all three broadcast networks reported on the Riley v. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court laid down a marker for privacy in the smartphone era Wednesday—and Chief Justice John Roberts showed a surprising new savviness about technology.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that police officers usually need a warrant before they can search an arrested suspect's cellphone. The court said on a 9-0 vote in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts that the right...Show More Summary
NYT: In a major statement on privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing...Show More Summary