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
Scott Lemieux: Accountability? For the Powerful? This Is Not Supposed to Happen!: >It says something about the general failure to hold people with power in the criminal justice system accountable that a 10-day prison sentence for a former...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court decided not to get involved in a dispute over a Facebook Inc. class-action settlement, but Chief Justice John Roberts made clear he’s eager to review the propriety of settlements where most plaintiffs in the class don’t get a penny and lawyers walk away with millions.
On Wednesday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts should buy his health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. According to The Hill, "Bachmann made the comments after a closed-door briefing from...Show More Summary
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. once said, "I have yet to put down a brief and say, 'I wish that had been longer.'" The Supreme Court appears to be embracing that sentiment in its management of the upcoming set of...
Chief Justice Roberts doesn’t think much of law reviews: Pick up a copy of any law review that you see and the first article is likely to be, you know, the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in 18th-century Bulgaria, or something, which I’m sure was of great interest to the academic that wrote it, […]
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ANTONIN SCALIA is probably America’s best-known judge. He is not the chief justice of the Supreme Court—that would be John Roberts—but Mr Scalia is its most quotable and controversial thinker on the bench. Appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986, he is famous in particular for his originalist reading of the constitution. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. chief justice, John Roberts has sought to rein in laws he insists have gone too far on race. At the Supreme Court on Tuesday, he matched rhetoric to action with a pithiness that underscores his opposition to racial prefer...
It’s debunked by Adam Liptak’s sources in a good piece this weekend: “If judicial activism is defined as the tendency to strike down laws, the court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is less activist than any court in the last...Show More Summary
From the Wall Street Journal Law Blog: Q: Chief Justice John Roberts, among others, has criticized law reviews for publishing articles on obscure subjects that offer little assistance to the bar and bench. I understand you agree — but have found a substitute. A: Professors are back in the act with the blogs. Show More Summary
"The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." Those words, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, are pretty much all you need to know about Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. Michigan passed an initiative in 2006 which......
The Supreme Court launched its new term on Monday, the first Monday in October, and Supreme Court Brief, NLJ's three-year-old subscription newsletter, covered it all. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. introduced the court's new clerk to the public, and the...
Co-authored by Edward A. Purcell Jr. On Monday, October 7, the Supreme Court begins another term under Chief Justice John Roberts, who famously said during his 2005 confirmation hearings that he would favor neither the "little guy" nor...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court said it won't hear the appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia's sodomy law. In August, Chief Justice John Roberts refused to issue a stay on the ruling.
– Chief Justice John Roberts and his wife, Jane, dining in the front window of Medium Rare with another couple. They had the steak frites — the only entree on the Cleveland Park restaurant’s menu — and all shared a … Continue readin...
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says health care law should apply to Supreme Court's John Roberts.