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3 Longstanding Supreme Court Precedents up for Reversal

The Supreme Court may rule supreme, but not even its own decisions are safe from itself. While Chief Justice Roberts is known as a staunch supporter of the doctrine of stare decisis, some commentators believe this might be the year for some seriously big SCOTUS reversals. With the High......

Morning Docket: 02.09.18

Will Chief Justice John Roberts be asked to testify before Congress for his role as the appointer of judges for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court? According to House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), it...Show More Summary

Will Chief Justice Roberts Be Asked to Testify on Nunes Memo?

The suggestion that Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. might be asked to testify before Congress in the wake of the controversial “Nunes memo is drawing criticism and raising questions about the separation of powers.       

Developing: Rep. Nunes May Go to Supreme Court Chief Justice to Get Answers on FISA Court System

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday the committee has grappled with calling in Chief Justice John Roberts of investigation of Obama officials lying to the FISA Court to spy on Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Is Chief Justice Roberts a Swing Vote Now?

After Chief Justice Roberts decided recently to not send a man who could no longer remember his crime to the execution chamber in Alabama, court pundits took it as a sign that the Chief Justice could be switching teams. The other conservative justices would've let the old-timer die. Although,......

Morning Docket: 02.02.18

In case you missed it, Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times has noticed a trend when it comes to Chief Justice Roberts and who he's been aligning himself with at the Supreme Court. He may not yet be a moderate, but he seems to be shying away from "the reliably right-wing triumvirate" of Justices Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch. Show More Summary

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Chief Justice, Searching for Middle Ground

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

In three recent opinions, John G. Roberts Jr. has been on the other side of the court’s three-man, reliably right-wing triumvirate. What’s going on?

Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney Warns Rod Rosenstein Is Allowing Mueller Witch Hunt To Run Wild

Lost in all the hoopla about whether or not President Trump will sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller is an underlying issue that is now bubbling to the surface. Someone at the Justice Department, who is tasked with overseeing the Russia probe, is asleep at the wheel.  In latest for National […] The post Former Chief Asst. Show More Summary

Serve the Law, Not the Court

According to Chris Geidner, Chief Justice John Roberts “has found himself moving ever so slightly away from the doctrinaire conservative position he held when he started on the high court — having shown repeated interest in taking actions...Show More Summary

Chief Justice Has Shifted His Positions

“Thirteen years into the job, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. remains a conservative — but he has shifted to a more moderate position among the conservative justices on the court, a small change with potentially dramatic consequences,” BuzzFeed News [...]

SCOTUS Picks O'Melveny Partner to Argue in Case Challenging SEC Judges

New York litigator Anton Metlitsky, a former clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., received the nod to argue his first-ever Supreme Court case after the Justice Department abandoned its defense.       

Judge: Fight Gerrymandering with Math

Adam Liptak, New York Times: In October, when the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could reshape American politics, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. registered an objection. There was math in the case, he said, and it was complicated. Show More Summary

Can the Chief Justice Stop Judicial Sexual Harassment?

In the 2017 year end report drafted by Chief Justice John Roberts, in addition to applauding the successes of the federal judiciary, he acknowledges that sexual harassment in the workplace is inexcusable and has no place in the courthouse. To that end, Justice Roberts explains that in 2018, the......

Husted v. Philip Randolph Institute

A few short months ago in a blockbuster Supreme Court case dealing with partisan political gerrymanders, Chief Justice John Roberts enraged social scientists the world over when he suggested that using a proposed formula to determine...Show More Summary

Reynolds: Eliminating Lower Federal Court Clerkships (And Limiting Supreme Court Justices To One Clerk) Would Strike Blow Against Sexual Harassment, Inequality

Wall Street Journal op-ed: Why Do Federal Judges Need Clerks, Anyway?, by Glenn Reynolds (Tennessee): Chief Justice John Roberts wants to do something about sexual harassment by federal judges.... Judges have inordinate power over their clerks—and the best solution is to abolish clerkships.... Getting rid of law clerks...

Roberts Promises Evaluation of the Judiciary's Sexual Misconduct Policies

Chief Justice John Roberts released an annual report on the federal judiciary, but one thing caught the attention of the media more than anything else -- the judiciary's sexual misconduct policies. Most of the report dealt with how the judicial system responds to natural disasters, such as the recent California......

Sexual harassment isn't the only problem with the law-clerk culture

In his Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. focused (yawn) on the judicial system’s preparedness in the face of natural disasters. But then he got to what journalists recognized as the buried lead: a commitment in light of “events in recent months” to explore...

A BETTER IDEA: GET RID OF LAW CLERKS ENTIRELY. Chief Justice Roberts says courts will examine prot…

A BETTER IDEA: GET RID OF LAW CLERKS ENTIRELY. Chief Justice Roberts says courts will examine protections against sexual harassment. No, seriously. Look I was a law clerk and loved it and am still close to my judge. But the whole institution is inherently chummy and elitist, with “feeder” professors and “feeder” judges and loops […]

US courts to seek sexual harassment protections

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Chief Justice John Roberts unveiled a plan Sunday to help shield US court employees from sexual harassment, acknowledging the judicial branch is "not immune" after a powerful appellate judge retired over misconduct allegations. The top...Show More Summary

Roberts promises review of judiciary's misconduct policies

Chief Justice John Roberts is promising a careful evaluation of the federal judiciary's sexual misconduct policies and an effort to highlight the work of court employees following the year's destructive … Click to Continue »

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