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Reasonable Mistake of Law Isn't Ground for Suppressing Search: SCOTUS

When can a police officer's mistake of law be overlooked in a motion to suppress? Whenever it's a reasonable mistake, Chief Justice John Roberts explained in an 8-1 decision in Heien v. North Carolina. A county sheriff's deputy pulled Nicholas Heien over for having one brake light out. This traffic......

The Supreme Court Released Audio Of Chief Justice John Roberts Reciting Eminem Lyrics Like A Boss

TheUnitedStatesofAmericaisinanamazingcountry.ThecurrentpresidentisAfrican-American,thebestnewsisfake,andthechiefjusticeoftheUSSupremeCourtrapssomemadrhymes.No,seriously,JohnRobertsrecitedthelyricsforEminem’s“’97Bonnie&Clyde”duringoralargumentsinthefirstamendmentcaseofAnthonyElonislastweek.

Chief Justice Roberts Samples Eminem

As the Supreme Court on Monday tried to puzzle out what threats may be prosecuted as crimes, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. cited an unlikely source: the rapper Eminem. Treading gingerly, the chief justice quoted vivid lyrics from "'97 Bonnie and Clyde," in which Eminem seems to threaten to drown his wife. Show More Summary

The Nuances of Threats on Facebook

2 weeks agoNews : News Desk

On Monday morning, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts got some attention for quoting Eminem during oral arguments in a case, Elonis v. United States, about the limits of free speech. The issue Roberts wanted to understand—whenShow More Summary

Immigration spat won't decide Obamacare's fate

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: The great leap to conclusion engendered by your article and the headline is a disservice to the rule of law, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the American people. It reduces the judicial process and its ability to make relevant distinctions based on law and fact to a...

Chief Justice Samples Eminem in Online Threats Case

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. quoted vivid lyrics in which the rapper appears to be threatening to drown his wife.

Eminem Invoked at the Supreme Court

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is well known for his ability to quote obscure case law, but on Monday he invoked the rapper Eminem at the Supreme Court.

Could Immigration Sink Obamacare at the Supreme Court?

David Savage writes today that President Obama's executive order on immigration could have an unintended consequence: convincing Chief Justice John Roberts that Obama really is riding roughshod over the rule of law and needs to be reined in. Show More Summary

With executive action, Obama risks losing Chief Justice John Roberts

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

President Obama always knew his plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation would enrage Republicans on Capitol Hill who oppose most of what he does.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson Asks SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts to Stay Gay Marriage Ruling: READ

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

South Carolina's Attorney General Alan Wilson, who has long been entrenched in his battle against attempts to end the state's discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage, is seeking a stay of U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel's ruling that struck down...

No Stay in South Carolina; Marriages Could Begin Thursday

Antigay state officials have Chief Justice John Roberts as their last hope to stop same-sex marriage. read more

History gives clues to Chief Justice Roberts' thinking on new Obamacare case

The Supreme Court's surprising decision last week to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act has once again focused attention on Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the deciding vote in a 2012 decision that saved Obamacare from being declared unconstitutional. Many court watchers...

The Questions John Roberts Has Never Answered

last monthNews : Truthdig

It’s a good time to review the promises Chief Justice John Roberts made at his September 2005 Senate confirmation hearing and re-examine the key questions he was never forced to answer.

The Congressional deal that could save Obamacare

The received wisdom about the fate of the Affordable Care Act is that it's in the Supreme Court's hands--more specifically, in Chief Justice John Roberts' hands, since he's thought to be the swing vote in a 5-4 split on the law. This is key because of the Halbig issue, on which the Court will...

Chief Justice Roberts Wishes Magna Carta an Early Happy 800th Birthday

While the rest of Washington looked forward to a new era of divided government, Chief Justice John Roberts spent Wednesday afternoon looking backward—799 years, actually, to the foundation of Anglo-American self-rule with Magna Cart...

Justice Roberts Wishes Magna Carta an Early Happy 800th Birthday

While the rest of Washington looked forward to a new era of divided government, Chief Justice John Roberts spent Wednesday afternoon looking backward—799 years, actually, to the foundation of Anglo-American self-rule with Magna Cart...

On Race and Voter ID, John Roberts Wants It Both Ways

Once, the chief justice said the only way to stop discriminating on race was to stop discrimination on race. Now his tune isn't so clear.

Monday Morning Open Thread: Feels A Lot Longer

(Jeff Danziger’s website). Linda Greenhouse, in the NYTimes, on “The Next Nine Years“: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. begins his 10th Supreme Court term [today]. That’s a fact all but guaranteed to startle those of us who remember as if it were yesterday the weird and intense Supreme Court summer of 2005, bracketed [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

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