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Virginia’s former governor Bob McDonnell gets his day in court. It was a good one: “With Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Anthony M. Kennedy energetically taking apart the verdict — and, with it, the laws used by the prosecution — the prospect of imminent prison for McDonnell appeared to have visibly […]

Roberts Singles Out Former White House Counsel for ‘Extraordinary’ Brief'”

Marcia Coyle for NLJ: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. on Wednesday singled out an amicus brief, filed by Democratic and Republican former White House counsel, in support of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell. “I think it’s extraordinary that those people agree … Continue reading ?

Chief Justice Welcomes Deaf Lawyers into Supreme Court Bar

For the first time, Chief Justice John Roberts Tuesday used a language other than English in the formal ceremony admitting attorneys to the Supreme Court Bar: American Sign Language.

One Side Had All the Good Arguments in the Supreme Court’s Immigration Case

When it comes to Supreme Court oral arguments, sometimes the justices’ questions feel more like answers with a question mark at the end. At oral argument in United States v. Texas, the questions asked by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, the likely key votes in the case, seemed like real questions. Show More Summary

Amnesty Reaches SCOTUS; Conservatives Worried

Conservatives are worried that Chief Justice John Roberts will side with the Obama Administration on the president's immigration amnesty plan. Arguments begin Monday in United States v. Texas. The first question being considered is standing, if the Supreme Court should be hearing the case at all. Show More Summary

Sidebar: When a Senator Passes Judgment on a Chief Justice

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In scolding Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. this month, Senator Charles E. Grassley made clear he sees two sides on the court: apolitical and liberal.

The Supreme Court is hearing oral argument this morning on Obama's power over immigration policy.

From the NYT report:Donald B. Verrilli Jr., the government’s top appellate lawyer... was sharply challenged by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and several of the court’s other members.Justice Anthony M. Kennedy questioned whether the...Show More Summary

What today's Supreme Court case will mean for Obama's immigration orders and the nation

Here's part of what’s on the line during Monday's Supreme Court arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama's immigration orders: the reputation of Chief Justice John Roberts. And while that may not interest progressives much, depending...Show More Summary

Focus on Chief Justice as Supreme Court Hears Immigration Challenge

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Conservatives are worried that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. may avoid a position on the divisive case and focus instead on the question of standing.

Chuck Grassley Is Making Sense

Sen. Chuck Grassley, who heads up the Judiciary Committee, took to the floor yesterday to criticize Chief Justice John Roberts, who says that politicized confirmation hearings have caused the public to believe the court itself is politicized. Show More Summary

Chuck Grassley attacks Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on the Senate floor

This is getting really, really bizarre. In an angry speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) ranted about the Supreme Court. Specifically about the politicization of the Supreme Court. Specifically about the politicization of Chief Justice John Roberts. Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: Grassley Takes on Chief Justice Roberts | A DPA Do-Over | Scalia Law

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley takes on Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.'s recent remarks about the politics of the confirmation process. The D.C. Circuit revives a deferred prosecution deal that a judge rejected as too lenient. Show More Summary

Capitol Hill Buzz: Grassley takes on Chief Justice Roberts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley on Tuesday warned Chief Justice John Roberts to stay out of the Senate's fight over the Supreme Court's vacancy, accusing the current court of being overly political. On the...Show More Summary

Chief Justice Roberts Predicted The Supreme Court Nightmare Unfolding Right Before His Eyes

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Chief Justice John Roberts isn't just in charge of the Supreme Court. His role extends, more or less, to making sure the entire federal court system is running as it should -- from his own court, all the way down to a lowly court inShow More Summary

SCOTUS justices grill Obama admin: Why are you ‘hijacking’ nuns’ health plan to offer contraceptives?

Chief Justice John Roberts said that 'hijacking' the nuns' insurance plans is 'an accurate description of what the government wants to do.'

John Roberts Criticizes Supreme Court Nomination Process

John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, is not happy. Like many other federal judges over the last few decades, he has become upset with how nominations to the federal courts–and especially the Supreme Court–have become politicized. Show More Summary

SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts criticized partisan confirmation process before Scalia's death

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts seems to be increasingly concerned about his legacy, what the Roberts Court will look like to subsequent generations. He's gifted the right wing in Citizens United and Hobby Lobby but moderated on Obamacare and marriage equality. Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: Flint Fiasco | Chief Justice on Confirmations | Defender Crisis in Louisiana

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: Lawsuits filed over Flint water crisis, a look at Chief Justice John Roberts' comments about the high court confirmation process and the struggling public defense system in Louisiana.       

Robert Criticized Confirmation Process Last Month

“Last month, Chief Justice John Roberts delivered some blunt remarks about the Supreme Court confirmation process. The Senate should ensure that nominees are qualified, he said, and leave politics out of it,” the New York Times reports. “The chief justice [...]

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