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Chief Justice Roberts complains that the public perceives his court to be politicized

I think he's being serious here. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said late Wednesday that partisan extremism is damaging the public’s perception of the role of the Supreme Court, recasting the justices as players in the political process rather than its referees. [...]Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 02.05.16

Even if you are trying to be ethical, you just might fall into one of these pitfalls. [United States Law Week / Bloomberg BNA] Chief Justice John Roberts unloaded some Microsoft stock so he can hear the Xbox 360 case. [Associated Press] Sex toys really can bring us closer together: longtime rivals reach agreement over sex toy patent. Show More Summary

Partisan fights over Supreme Court nominations hurt the court’s image, Chief Justice Roberts says

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts says he is concerned that partisan political battles over Supreme Court nominations have led to a widespread misunderstanding about the role of the court. Continue reading ? The post Partisan fights over Supreme Court nominations hurt the court’s image, Chief Justice Roberts says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Morning Wrap: John Roberts' Stock Sale | Shkreli Sneers

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. sells off hundreds of thousands of dollars in Microsoft stock to avoid a possible conflict. Martin Shkreli sneers at members of Congress. And the NYT profiles the NFL's in-house investigator—a former Manhattan prosecutor. This is a roundup from ALM and other outlets.       

Roberts: Partisan confirmation fights hurt court's image

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts says he is concerned that partisan political battles over Supreme Court nominees have led to a widespread misunderstanding about the role of the court. Roberts tells an audience at New England...Show More Summary

Roberts Insists Justices Are Not Partisan Players

Chief Justice John Roberts said that “partisan extremism is damaging the public’s perception of the role of the Supreme Court, recasting the justices as players in the political process rather than its referees,” the Washington Post reports. For members: The [...]

The New Gilded Age Court

Above: Chief Justice John Roberts Allow me to expand on Scott’s point from earlier about the Supreme Court becoming the postbellum Democratic Party incarnate. I’d say it is further than that. The current Supreme Court is the recreation of the Gilded Age courts. The same courts deciding Plessy and all the other cases of the […]

Most important issue of 2016: The judiciary

When the new president is sworn in on January 20, 2017, Chief Justice John Roberts, who administers the oath, will be 61. His colleagues, on that day, will be mostly older. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be 83. Justices Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia will be 80. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 01.21.16

The Supreme Court may undo President Obama's legacy... of executive actions. [Talking Points Memo] Speaking of United States v. Texas, it just may be Chief Justice John Roberts's worst nightmare. [Slate] Today is a special anniversary: six years, the Supreme Court issued its Citizens United decision, and democracy hasn't looked the same since. Show More Summary

John Roberts’ Worst Judicial Nightmare

The chief justice of the United States did not look particularly peppy when he trundled onto the bench on Tuesday. There are, of course, many reasons why John Roberts might have looked bleary-eyed and drained on that freezing morning. Show More Summary

Donald Trump is mad that Chief Justice John Roberts isn't a partisan puppet

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Donald Trump is getting grief for his attack on Chief Justice John Roberts, which is actually an attack on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who advocated Roberts’ confirmation to the Supreme Court but is now having second thoughts about Roberts. In an interview with ABC News, Trump, who, like Cruz, is...

Morning Wrap: Wilmer Helped WaPo in Iran Talks | Trump v. Cruz (and John Roberts Jr.)

The Washington Post hired a Wilmer Hale lawyer to help work on the release of reporter Jason Rezaian. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump takes to attacking Sen. Ted Cruz's support for Chief Justice John Roberts. This is a news roundup from NLJ and other publications.       

Trump Blames Cruz for ‘Disaster’ Chief Justice

Donald Trump told ABC News that Supreme Court Justice John Roberts was an “absolute disaster” and he blames Ted Cruz. Said Trump: “Cruz fought like hell to get Justice Roberts in there. Justice Roberts turned out to be an absolute [...

New issue in Trump-Cruz battle: John Roberts

Trump hits Cruz for endorsing chief justice, though Cruz has renounced his support        

Morning Docket: 01.04.15

In his annual report on the state of the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John Roberts asked that lawyers stop treating each other like garbage and do their best to "avoid antagonistic tactics, wasteful procedural maneuvers and teetering...Show More Summary

Chief Justice Roberts Gives Everyone A Lesson On Dueling. Yes, Really.

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Chief Justice John Roberts wants you to know that dueling is bad. Really bad. In his year-end report on the federal judiciary, released Thursday, he recounts the history and horrors of this "barbarous practice," all to make the larger point that lawyers and judges have a responsibility to, well, be nice to each other. Show More Summary

Chief Justice Roberts Gives Everyone A Lesson On Dueling. Yes, Really.

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Chief Justice John Roberts wants you to know that dueling is bad. Really bad. In his year-end report on the federal judiciary, released Thursday, he recounts the history and horrors of this "barbarous practice," all to make the larger...Show More Summary

John Roberts Cites Duels in Explaining New Rules in 2015 Judicial Report

Criminal cases fell 1% to 80,069 in the federal district courts in 2015, Chief Justice John Roberts says in a report sprinkled with historical and literary references.

Chief Justice Roberts' year-end report urges federal judges to pick up the pace

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. says too much time and money is wasted trying to resolve lawsuits in this country, and he urged federal judges to stop the "gamesmanship and procedural posturing" by lawyers that drags out litigation. "A well-timed scowl from a trial judge can go a long way...

Morning Wrap: John Roberts' Stock Conflict | Shkreli's Cuffed | Fla. Judge Removed From Bench

Bloomberg reports on another stock conflict at the Supreme Court—this one involving Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. Pharma exec Martin Shkreli and Kaye Scholer partner Evan Greebel face securities fraud charges in New York. Squire Patton Boggs announces changes to its leadership in Washington. This is a news roundup from NLJ and other... Read the whole entry... »       

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