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

2 days agoLGBT / 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 weekNews : 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.

Supreme Court to kick off new term Monday

A Supreme Court term that is starting with a lack of headline-grabbing cases may end with a blockbuster that helps define the legacy of the court under Chief Justice John Roberts.

Republican lawyer confident he'll take down Obamacare

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

What would Chief Justice John Roberts do? Michael Carvin, the lawyer for the plaintiffs in the Halbig v. Burwell case, thinks he's got the Supreme Court on his side, even if every district and appellate court upholds the law. The Halbig...Show More Summary

Chief Justice Roberts: Scalia, Ginsburg wouldn’t be confirmed today

Chief Justice John Roberts has now pretty much confirmed what many American independent, centrist and moderate voters have more than suspected: if Justice Anton Scalia or Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been nominated today, they wouldn’t get confirmed: United States Chief Justice John Roberts told a Nebraska audience he worries the partisanship that grips Washington [...]

Chief Justice Roberts' Bait and Switch

"I have no agenda," John Roberts declared to Senator Hatch in 2005. Testifying before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Roberts assured the Senators that he would be "a modest judge." If confirmed, Roberts promised to adjudicate with humility, fairness, and self-restraint. The Senate, of course, confirmed Roberts. Show More Summary

Chief Justice Roberts' Bait and Switch

"I have no agenda," John Roberts declared to Senator Hatch in 2005. Testifying before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Roberts assured the Senators that he would be "a modest judge." If confirmed, Roberts promised to adjudicate with humility, fairness, and self-restraint. The Senate, of course, confirmed Roberts. Show More Summary

The Extreme Partisanship of John Roberts's Supreme Court

Like Barack Obama, the chief justice came into office promising an age of apolitical comity. And like the president, he has seen his dream die.

ACLU and Lambda Legal Ask Supreme Court to Reject Motion To Delay Same-Sex Marriage In Virginia

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Late last week, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts agreed to review a request from Virginia county clerk Michèle McQuigg to stay a ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex...

VIRGINIA: Plaintiffs To Tell SCOTUS Not To Continue Same-Sex Marriage Stay

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

On Friday, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts announced a 5PM today deadline for Virginia's marriage plaintiffs to respond to the stay continuance demand made last week by the Alliance Defending Freedom. Via press release: Today, Lambda Legal, the ACLU and ACLU of Virginia will ask the U.S. Show More Summary

Supreme Court to Rule on Marriage Equality This Week (VIDEO)

A conclusive federal decision on the freedom to marry isn't due for another few months, but we could get a sneak peek into the Supreme Court's position this week. Anti-gay attorneys have asked Chief Justice John Roberts to delay theShow More Summary

Supreme Court to Decide Stay Request for Fourth Circuit's Virginia Gay Marriage Ruling

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chief Justice John Roberts, who’s responsible for stay requests for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, has agreed to allow the Supreme Court to decide whether or not a stay is justified in the Virginia gay marriage case. The Fourt...

SCOTUS Will Decide Whether to Keep Stalling Virginia Marriage Ruling

Chief Justice John Roberts called for information regarding the stay to be filed by Monday. read more

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