The Senate's rejection of the nominee for a Justice Department post imperils the bond between attorney and client. The chief justice needs to speak to shore up that bond.
Fox News attempted to distinguish between Chief Justice John Roberts and civil rights litigator Debo Adegbile by arguing that Adegbile is unqualified to pass Senate nomination because his defense of a murderer was politicized, due to his alleged participation in rallies supporting his former client. Show More Summary
Writing today for a unanimous Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts affirmed the power of a military base commander to oversee what goes on in a government-designated “protest area.” The case of United States v. Apel arose from a...Show More Summary
It's a midterm election year and MSNBC needs to do its best to whip up fear and loathing in the Democratic base, preferably with some racial angle involved. What better convenient villain than Chief Justice John Roberts and the conservative...Show More Summary
At the time we shared other conservatives’ outrage when Chief Justice John Roberts engaged in intellectual backflips to uphold Obamacare as a “tax” and to create an opt-out for states on Medicaid, which had no foundation in the statute whatsoever. In retrospect, the Medicaid invention was more disruptive to the structure of the law than many […]
It’s an article of faith among some critics of the National Security Agency that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has packed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (a.k.a. the FISA court) with Republicans who are patsies for the “national security state.” As chief justice, Roberts gets to decide which sitting U.S. Show More Summary
Chief Justice Roberts and the ObamaCare decision: the plot thickens.
More Lies, Smears and Jibber-Jabber– You can watch the SOTU Address live here on FOX News. Chief Justice John Roberts just entered the chamber.
The effort to kill Obamacare through the courts didn't end when Chief Justice John Roberts declared the law constitutional in June of 2012. More recently, Cato's Michael Cannon has been crisscrossing the nation arguing that a plain reading of the ACA statute suggests that the IRS can't offer subsidies through the federal exchanges. If the […]
A request by a group of doctors to halt implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been denied by the Supreme Court’s Chief Justice John Roberts. Chief Justice John Roberts turned away without comment Monday an emergency stay request from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA. […]
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. on Monday rejected an effort by a group of physicians and surgeons to block a registration requirement under the new healthcare insurance law because, the group argued, the law itself was unconstitutional. The request in...
Dana Milbank argues that it’s a bit disingenuous of Chief Justice John Roberts to try and tug at our post-Christmas heartstrings, casting the federal judiciary as George Bailey and/or Tiny Tim, cash-strapped, crippled and likely to die if its dad’s boss won’t pay for an operation to save it. Milbank traces the skinny little judiciary […]
In a slow week for Supreme Court news last week, Chief Justice John Roberts (CJJR) released his annual report, a task he took pains to discuss his disdain for in long-form. If you're having issues with insomnia, it's a great cure. Otherwise, here are the highlights of CJJR's performance as Oliver......
Chief Justice John Roberts, offering his annual New Year’s plea for more funds, said Tuesday he hopes federal courts can secure an additional $400 million or so from Congress when lawmakers decide budget levels for fiscal 2014.
UPDATED AT 8:14 p.m. In his annual year-end report on the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. on Tuesday warned that continued severe budget cuts would result in courtroom layoffs, trial delays and a “deepening threat to public safety...
An NSA review panel thinks the Chief Justice of the United States shouldn’t be the only one appointing judges to the FISA Court. We imagine John Roberts is pulling a Stuart Smalley. Don’t worry, you’re good enough. [Blog of Legal Times] Sadly, Amy Schulman, one of America’s most influential lawyers and best-paid general counsel, is out at Pfizer. Show More Summary
I do keep hearing that the Republican governors of America loathe Chief Justice John Roberts more than anybody else alive. He forced on them a dilemma: either alienate their bases by appearing to enthusiastically endorse implementing...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Real Time's Bill Maher let our Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts have it for gutting the Voting Rights Act and allowing our elections to be sold to the highest bidder during his New Rules segment at the close of his show this Friday. Show More Summary
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. isn’t a member of the tea party, but he alluded to one of the movement’s obsessions the other day during oral arguments in one of the more unusual cases of the court’s current term. It involves Carole...Show More Summary
I write about the controversy for Bloomberg View today.One of the vacancies Democrats are trying to fill used to be held by John Roberts. After he became chief justice, Bush nominated the impeccably qualified Peter Keisler for the spot. Show More Summary