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SCOTUS Urged To Televise Marriage Case

18 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

A coalition of journalism organizations and NGOs today urged the Supreme Court to allow cameras in the courtroom during the coming landmark same-sex marriage case. In a letter to U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, the Coalition for Court...Show More Summary

Citizens United fifth anniversary marked by protests, Democratic legislation

Chief Justice John Roberts January 21 marked the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision allowing unlimited corporate and union campaign spending. It was marked by rare protests inside the Supreme Court, where...Show More Summary

For SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts, anti-Obamacare lawsuit poses major dilemma

The government has now filed its brief responding to the challengers in the King v. Burwell lawsuit, which claims the Affordable Care Act doesn’t make subsidies available to people in states on the federal exchange. If the Supreme Court upholds the challenge, it could yank subsidies from millions and unleash untold disruptions that could cripple […]

The Most Consistent Reactionary

Linda Greenhouse states what should be obvious about Sam Alito: Conservatives are confident that unlike Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who committed the unpardonable sin of saving the Affordable Care Act, Sam Alito will never go soft in the crunch. Unlike Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, he is utterly reliable. (Will Justice Alito vote for […]

Scott Walker exposes just one of the lies in the Obamacare Supreme Court challenge

Republican politicians aren't making the lawyers' job in the King v. Burwell challenge to Obamacare any easier. Those lawyers have to convince five Supreme Court justices—but most importantly, Chief Justice John Roberts—that not only...Show More Summary

Courts ‘choose’ to lag behind on tech, says Chief Justice Roberts

There are few institutions in modern America as untouched by technology as the U.S. Supreme Court. And that's why it was so striking to see, as our Robert Barnes details, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts devote the bulk of this year's progress report on the state of the federal judiciary to musings on what role technology plays […]

The trouble with the Supreme Court’s go-slow approach to tech

3 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Chief Justice John Roberts published a report on the judiciary this week, and much of his meditation focused on technology, and courts' historical reluctance to adopt it. He described, for instance, how the Supreme…

US Supreme Court to ease access to court documents: Chief Justice John Roberts

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

(Reuters) – U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said on Wednesday the Supreme Court is launching a new case-filing system that will enable the public for the first time to view all court papers on the court’s own website. The high court has been accused by critics of being behind the times...

Supreme Court to Post Filings Online — But Still Prohibit Cameras

The U.S. Supreme Court, long a technological laggard in providing public access to its records and proceedings, will begin posting all court filings online as soon as 2016, Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday in his year-end report on the federal judiciary.

Supreme Court to post briefs online but not until 2016 at earliest

4 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The U.S. Supreme Court will move into the 21st century world of electronic communications and post all its briefs and appeal petitions online, but not before 2016 at the earliest, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in his year-end report on the judiciary.

Holiday greetings from the U.S. Supreme Court

Fix the Court sends you its version of the Chief Justice John Roberts' Christmas card: We don't know everything that the court has been up to, because it is the least transparent of all branches of government, accountable pretty much just to itself. Show More Summary

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 months 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 months 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.

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