MSNBC host Ari Melber took aim at President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and the “surveillance industrial complex” in a scathing editorial segment on Wednesday’s The Cycle. He blasted the president for an “Orwellian”...Show More Summary
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Tuesday urged Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. to allow live broadcast of the Supreme Court's opinion announcements in the blockbuster cases due to be issued before the end of June. “It is not unreasonable for...
Chief Justice John Roberts is apparently not amused by the alleged racist antics of Judge Edith Jones, who sits on the extraordinarily conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, located in Texas. Roberts has ordered the Judicial Council...Show More Summary
The Leffew family (you may recall their son's powerful letter to Chief Justice John Roberts on marriage equality) throws a funeral for Proposition 8 in advance of the SCOTUS decision. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP... Let's all hope it doesn't come...
Burnt Orange Report: Two-thirds of Texans support immigration reform. Steve Benen: Chief Justice John Roberts decides that Circuit Court Judge Edith Jones has some ‘splainin’ to do. ACLU: A map helps explain the worst year for Americans’...Show More Summary
Earlier this week, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. announced he was tapping U.S. District Judge John Bates to lead the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Bates is expected to continue serving as an active judge, but his appointment has...
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. surprised many court watchers last year when he not only voted with the liberal wing of the court but led it in upholding President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. An appointee of President George W. Bush, Roberts seemed to that point like a reliably conservative vote, especially on cases involving such [...]
U.S. District Judge John Bates will take over next month as director of the federal judiciary's administrative office, the U.S. Supreme Court announced today. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., appointed Bates to replace U.S. District Senior Judge Thomas Hogan Jr.,...
Last June, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia went at each other over Obamacare. Roberts famously joined with the court’s liberals to uphold most of the health care law, handing the president a victory, while Scalia voted with the court’s conservative bloc to kill the law. Show More Summary
Under both the influence of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and corporate spending in state courts around the country, procedural wins have imposed new onerous hurdles on individuals aiming to hold businesses accountable for their wrongdoing. Two new analyses out this week point to the real costs of these losses for individuals. In [...]
Marcia Coyle skillfully reports on the aggressive turn the Supreme Court has taken under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. At his confirmation hearings for the position of chief justice of the United States, John G. Roberts Jr. parried skeptics with a reassuring metaphor: "Judges are like umpires," he memorably testified. Show More Summary
In her new book, "The Roberts Court," Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and regular NewsHour contributor takes a look at the landmark decisions that have reached the Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justice John Roberts. She talks to Jeffrey Brown about her observations and interviews with the justices.
Chief Justice John Roberts has appointed Judge Michael W. Mosman of the District of Oregon to serve as a judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The appointment was effective May 4, 2013, and will extend through May 3, 2020, said Mr. Sheldon Snook, a spokesman for the Court. Judge Mosman replaces Judge [...]Show More Summary
In recent years, several reports and studies have observed the evident skew in favor of business of the U.S. Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts. Thus far, this term has proved to be no exception, with a 6-1 win rate by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Last month, three professors who are [...]
Not that this is surprising, but there’s yet more data demonstrating the pro-business tilt of the Supreme Court: But the business docket reflects something truly distinctive about the court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. While the current court’s decisions, over all, are only slightly more conservative than those from the courts led [...]
You thought that this was going to be just another uneventful Friday afternoon on First Street? Au contraire! The Supreme Court is rocking your world with rule changes today. Earlier this week, Chief Justice John Roberts sent Congress proposed changes to all your favorite sets of federal rules: Appellate Procedure,......
The Washington Post | The Oregonian | The Pioneer Log Lewis & Clark Law School Dean Robert Klonoff submitted a school-newspaper article about a visit by Chief Justice John Roberts to the Supreme Court “with a note that said … Read m...
Judge John D. Bates was appointed last month by Chief Justice John Roberts to serve on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Judge Bates of the D.C. District is the eleventh member of the secretive Court, which processes applications for domestic intelligence search and surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. He replaces Judge [...]Show More Summary
As the Supreme Court considers the same-sex marriage cases in Hollingsworth and Windsor, the arrest of Roger Gorley could serve as an answer to justices like Chief Justice John Roberts who asked pointedly what the rush was for an answer on the issue. Gorley was arrested at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City after [...]
During oral arguments before the Supreme Court last week, Chief Justice John Roberts may have revealed his antipathy to federal marriage equality by attempting to discredit an argument by Justice Anthony Kennedy that the Defense of Marriage Act violates states rights. Show More Summary