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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

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

4 weeks 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.

Same-Sex Marriage Decision Prompts Polygamist to Apply for Marriage License

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

A Montana man has applied for a marriage license to wed a second wife following last week’s Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Nathan Collier says Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissent, in which he arguedShow More Summary

SCOTUS: Congress Doesn’t Want to ‘Destroy’ Our Health-Care System? Oh, Yes, It Does!

For the second time, Chief Justice John Roberts breathed life into Obamacare and rescued it from the Constitution. In the first big Obamacare ruling, Roberts called Obamacare a “tax,” and

Why John Roberts Deserves A Lot More Praise for This Health Care Decision Than the Last One

When Chief Justice Roberts handed down the decision preserving a key provision of the Affordable Care Act this year in King v. Burwell, the comparisons to his decision three years earlier in the other Affordable Care Act case were inevitable. Show More Summary

Jacob Sullum on John Roberts' Modest Arrogance

last monthNews : Reason

Three years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, to save a key provision that he believed would otherwise be unconstitutional. Last week he did it again, this timeShow More Summary

Chris Christie Criticizes Supreme Court’s Chief Justice

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is “incredibly disappointed” with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after his opinion last week on Affordable Care Act subsidies, suggesting the jurist acted inconsistently with his opinion the following day when he opposed legalizing same-sex marriages. Meeting New Hampshire voters at his first town hall since declaring…

John Roberts’ Gay Marriage Dissent Is Wrong About Polygamy—and the Constitution

In his wide-ranging dissent in the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, Chief Justice John Roberts set out a simple proposition: “If same-sex marriage, then polygamy.” Indeed, the chief argues boldly that it would have...Show More Summary

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