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SCOTUS Denies Request For Emergency Halt On Obamacare

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused a group of doctors' request to block implementation of the nation's new health care law. Chief Just...

Details Emerge On John Roberts' Health Care Flip

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

Three months after the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on President Obama's health care law, new details have emerged on Chief Justice J...

Memo to Governor Romney: The Constitution Is Not a Conservative Document

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

While the stewardship of the U.S. economy, jobs, health care, immigration, and foreign policy are all important considerations in this year's election, the safeguarding of constitutional rights for all Americans is at least as critical.

O'Connor Defends Controversial Move

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Wednesday said attacks on Chief Justice John Roberts over his key vote to upho...

Roberts' Health Care Ruling Sparks 'Deep' Supreme Court Discord

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

More than a week removed from the Supreme Court's landmark health care ruling, a new report of dissension among the justices has emerged. In a Sund...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (aka CERN) found God. Or at least "the god particle." A Big Bang of Higgs boson jokes ensued -- many of them involving a priest and a play on the word "mass." With the god particle out of the way, maybe the CERN folks can try to isolate Mitt Romney's position on health care next. Speaking of Romney, he took a break from competing in the "Romney Olympics" and riding jet skis on Lake Winnipesaukee to criticize President Obama for the dreary June jobs report and promise to create an economy where more Americans can "take a vacation now and then with their loved ones." HuffPost's Jason Cherkis offered a suggestion for a new Romney campaign slogan: "A jet ski in every pot." Finally, don't believe those sources: Chief Justice Roberts didn't write any of this Sunday Roundup.

Savaging Roberts: Conservatives Run Amok

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Why have conservatives gone over the cliff in their anger at Roberts? Why can't they just accept that the Chief Justice disagreed with them about one of several very complex constitutional issues presented in this case?

Chief Justice Roberts Avoids Ignominy

Stephen Menendian | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Stephen Menendian

Chief Justice Roberts' last minute change of heart may not reflect his asserted view of the law as deterministic rather than ambiguous, but it does reflect a conscientious regard for the Court's position in American society.

Who Went Too Far Last Week?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.03.2012 | Comedy

Summer! School may be out, but media figures don't ever take a vacation from saying things they probably shouldn't. Here's our round-up of the most fa...

John Roberts' Health Care Switch And Supreme Court Leaks Ignite Media Frenzy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling to uphold the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care law, the media’s fasci...

Did the Conservative Justices Make 'The Mistake' on Purpose?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

CBS is reporting that Chief Justice Roberts made the switch about a month ago. The army of law clerks at the Supreme Court didn't catch that error in a month of editing and reviewing? And that mistake wasn't made once, it was made 15 times.

How to Read Insurers' Reaction to Supreme Court Decision to Learn What They Plan to Do Next

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Health insurers avoided their worst case scenario last week -- the prospect of the Supreme Court striking down the individual mandate but letting the rest of the health care law, especially profit-threatening consumer protections, go forward.

Surprise Health Care Decision Forces Rethink About Roberts' Court

Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice John Roberts could have taken down the entire, massive health care law that his f...

A Tax By Any Other Name Is a Tax

Al Checchi | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

Chief Justice Roberts ruled that a tax is a tax even when it's not supposed to be a tax. The American people may now proceed to render a more consequential judgment.

More Than a Victory, the Decision Today Was a Mandate for Us to Act

Michael Moore | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics
Michael Moore

So, yes, the bill is highly flawed and somewhat wrong-headed -- but what it IS is a huge step in the right direction. And today's court decision cements that.

Don't Kid Yourself. It's Still a Corporate Court. Here Are 10 Lessons From CEO Roberts

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Was today's ruling a victory for justice over corporate power? Did Chief Justice John Roberts rise above partisan differences because that's where an honest reading of the law took him? Nah.

Sam Stein

What Now?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three years after Democrats began crafting health care reform, nearly 18 months after the president signed it into law, and eight months...

Liberals Look For Conservative Supreme Court Allies On Health Care Law

ABC News | Ariane de Vogue | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

With less than two weeks to go before the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear six hours of oral arguments in the case challenging the constitutionality...