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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

last monthLGBT / 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

last monthLGBT / 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

last monthLGBT / 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

VIRGINIA: Chief Justice John Roberts Sets Monday 5PM Deadline For Stay Response

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who has jurisdiction over the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, today set a deadline of Monday 5PM for attorneys for the Virginia plaintiffs to respond to yesterday's stay demand by the Alliance Defending Freedom. Should Roberts reject the stay demand, same-sex marriages would commence on Thursday at 8AM. (Tipped by JMG reader ArchiLaw)

Morning Docket: 08.15.14

President Obama suggested he may be able to nominate a new SCOTUS justice before he leaves office in 2017. When reached for comment, Justice Ginsburg noted: “Bitch, please.” [POLITICO] Chief Justice John Roberts has been asked to stay...Show More Summary

Chief Justice John Roberts lectures lawyers to 'rise above partisan debates'

There were probably more than a few American Bar Assocation members rolling their eyes at this during their annual meeting Monday, keynoted by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. "Lawyers fulfill their professional calling...Show More Summary

Chief Justice: Lawyers should mend partisan divide

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking at the American Bar Association's annual meeting Monday, said lawyers should play a key role in mitigating the "sharp partisan divides" that have shaken public faith in government.

U.S. top court's Roberts asks lawyers to 'rise above' political bickering

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday called on members of the nation's largest group of attorneys to "rise above" the political disputes that have left Washington increasingly gridlocked in recent years. Show More Summary

Eric Holder: Activist Attorney General And Proud Of It

[guest post by Dana] Attorney General Eric Holder was recently interviewed and discussed race and activism, among other things: He is … critical of the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts’ famous formula — “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis […]

Obamacare Origination Challenge Rejected by D.C. Cir. Panel

The U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in NFIB v. Sebelius wasn't the last challenge to the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"); oh, no, not by a long shot. As you'll recall, Chief Justice John Roberts decided that, while the ACA's individual mandate and accompanying penalty wasn't a valid exercise of Congress'......

Halbig Is an Opportunity for Supreme Court To Rededicate Itself to Rule of Law

  True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare. But more important, it will be an opportunity for the high court to reaffirm this nation’s commitment to the rule of law.   In Halbig v. Show More Summary

Obama's Old Law Professor 'Wouldn’t Bet the Family Farm' on Obamacare Subsidies Surviving at SCOTUS

2 months agoNews : Reason

Harvard University law professor Lawrence Tribe is a veteran liberal scholar who counts both President Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts among his former students. In 2012 Tribe had the unique experience of watching one of those former students cast the deciding vote to secure the existence of the other’s signature legislative achievement. Show More Summary

Ben Carson: Chief Justice Roberts Probably Having 'Second Thoughts' about Upholding Obamacare

After a federal court ruled on Tuesday that the Obama administration exceeded its statutory authority when it decided to grant Obamacare subsidies through state and federal exchanges, Dr. Ben Carson said Chief Justice John Roberts is probably having "second thoughts" about his decisive vote to uphold the law. Show More Summary

Laurence Tribe Explains Why John Boehner Has No Case Against Obama

Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe explained to my radio audience that John Boehner has no standing to sue President Obama. Tribe taught both Obama and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and weighs in on them as well. He also discusses his feelings about how and why his own opportunity the sit in the High [...]

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