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Bob McDonnell Wants The Supreme Court To Do Something It Doesn't Do

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) got a brief reprieve from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday. Now, he wants a much longer one. The governor-turned-felon is asking Roberts to let him stay out of prison on bail while he pursues a full appeal of his conviction on corruption charges before the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Feds: McDonnell does not deserve continued freedom

The Solicitor General urged Chief Justice John Roberts to reject the former Va. governor’s request for bail while pursuing his high court case.

HUFFPOST HILL - President Obama Doesn't Think You're Crazy, You Morons

Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" album had its 40th birthday, prompting Chris Christie to rhapsodize about all the people he told to shut up in the summer of '75. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is letting former Virginia Gov. Show More Summary

Thanks To Chief Justice Roberts, Bob McDonnell To Stay Out Of Prison ... For Now

In a short order issued Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts spared former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell from prison while he appeals his case to the Supreme Court. The request from McDonnell's lawyers arrived at the Supreme Court on Friday...Show More Summary

No prison for McDonnell until chief justice weighs in on bail issue

The order from Chief Justice John Roberts is only a modest win for the former Virginia governor.

#SCOTUS Will Let Gov. McDonnell Stay Out of Jail, at Least for a Few Days

Lyle Denniston: Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., on Monday afternoon temporarily blocked the imprisonment of former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell until the Supreme Court can consider further his plea to remain free while he appeals his corruption conviction. … Continue reading ?

Does the Supreme Court Need a Code of Conduct?

In 2011, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., used his annual report about the state of the federal judiciary to defend the probity of his Court colleagues. He was responding to members of Congress, experts in legal ethics, and legal advocacy groups who wanted the Court to be subject to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, which applies to all other federal judges.

Why We've Been Duped by Presidential Fundraising Numbers

Just last week, the political establishment was a flurry with news over which 2016 presidential candidate raked in the most money. Ever since the Citizens United ruling came down from Chief Justice John Roberts' Supreme Court, we'veShow More Summary

The complicated world of having your boss decide what kind of birth control you can use

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Too bad Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy decided to wait until this session to not be insane about Obamacare. Not only did their Hobby Lobby decision make it okay for bosses to deny their employees health insurance...Show More Summary

The Same-Sex Marriage Decision Had Everything to Do With the Constitution

At the close of his dissent from the five-to-four decision in the Obergefell case granting same-sex couples the constitutional right to marry, Chief Justice John Roberts pouted. "Celebrate," he sniffed, sounding as festive as Ebenezer Scrooge. Show More Summary

Marriage Equality Ruling Makes History -- Literally

Chief Justice John Roberts was wrong in his dissent from the recent Supreme Court decision when he chastised his colleagues on the bench: "The Court today not only overlooks our country's entire history and tradition but actively repudiates...Show More Summary

Man Who Went to Law School With John Roberts Now Homeless

Chief Justice John Roberts and Alfred M. Postell were once classmates at Harvard Law School. More than 35 years later, the two spend most days about 2.5 miles apart: the former at the Supreme Court Building and the latter on the sidewalks in Northwest Washington.

Why the Latest Supreme Court Term Was the Worst In Decades for Conservative Justices

But next term may see conservative backlash. Chief Justice John G. Roberts had just finished reading his biting dissent in the same-sex marriage case when he took up the more mundane duty of announcing that Justice Antonin Scalia had the opinion in the next case: Johnson v. Show More Summary

Poll: John Roberts Earns Majority Approval From...Liberals?

Appointed by a Republican president, one would think Chief Justice John Roberts would be a beloved jurist on the American right. As it turns out,...

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 months 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.

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