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John Roberts

No, Chief Justice John Roberts Did Not Give Rise To Donald Trump

The Washington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics

Ilya Shapiro argues at The Federalist that some of the blame for the rise of Donald Trump belongs to Chief Justice Roberts’ 2012 opinion in the Obam...

John Roberts' Race-based Agenda

Richard North Patterson | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

The Chief Justice has led the Court's conservative majority in a counterrevolution against the fruits of the civil rights movement. This is not a matter of happenstance, but a defining feature of his legal career.

Chief Justice John Roberts Uses Sign Language As Deaf Lawyers Sworn In

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

In an historic first, U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts used sign language from the Supreme Court bench on Tuesday as he welcomed a dozen deaf and hard-...

Roberts Swears In Deaf Lawyers Using Sign Language

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

In an historic first, U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts used sign language from the Supreme Court bench on Tuesday as he welcomed a dozen deaf and hard-...

What John Roberts Gets Right About What's Wrong With SCOTUS Hiring Process

Laura Mather | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Laura Mather

Interesting (or eerily) Chief Justice Roberts spoke these words 10 days before Scalia's death -- he couldn't have predicted how aptly he would describe Republican senators' refusal to consider Merrick Garland under the current political moment.

John Roberts's Past and Immigration's Future

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

If Justice Roberts were to change his views on standing in this case, it would do exactly what he laments: make it seem like the Justices' votes are driven by politics, not the law.

Will the Confirmation Process Ever Get Beyond Politics?

James Heffernan | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
James Heffernan

I have news for Senator McConnell and his fellow Republican senators. When the American people re-elected Barack Obama as president in 2012, they authorized him to nominate anyone he chose to fill a vacancy on the court -- right up to his final day in office.

Chief Justice John Roberts Eulogizes Antonin Scalia As 'Our Man For All Seasons'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the bench on Monday after a weekend of mourning and remembrance over the Feb. 13 death of Justice Ant...

Ted Cruz's Vilification Of John Roberts, The Man He Backed For The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) knows exactly what kind of justice he won't nominate to the Supreme Court if he becomes president: a fake conservative like th...

The Supreme Court No Longer Represents Us

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We can no longer depend on the federal courts to protect us against the government. They are the government.

The Legal Case Against Obama's Supreme Court Pick

John A. Tures | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's a little known fact, but there are legal arguments against President Obama being able to make his Supreme Court pick.

Supreme Irony: GOP Peddles Denial of Justice!

Martin Lewis | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Republicans have shown enormous respect for the Constitution of the United States of America and their hero Associate Justice Antonin Scalia by instantly using his death to demand that President Obama ignore the Constitution for the next 340 DAYS.

Donald Trump On Ted Cruz: 'He's A Nasty Guy. Nobody Likes Him.'

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump on Sunday ramped up his attacks on fellow GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Sunday, calling the Texas senator "a nasty g...

Americans Won't Elect a Vulgar/Bullying Blowhard

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The American people won't elect a vulgar/bullying/blowhard for President even if the ultra-right wing of the Republican Party manages to nominate him. We have never before seen the kind of campaign we are seeing this year within the Republican Party.

Chief Justice Roberts Made 'Human Error' In Overlooking Conflict Of Interest

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

Earlier this year, a Supreme Court justice took action in a case where he had an unintended conflict of interest. Actually, that happened twice this y...

Next Chance To Gut Campaign Finance Law Heads For Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The next domino in the effort to erase campaign finance restrictions has just been pushed. A case attacking the McCain-Feingold reform l...

Chief Justice Roberts' Wild Question About Congress And Immigration

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During oral arguments in a Supreme Court case that has the tech industry on alert, Chief Justice John Roberts asked a strange hypothetic...

The Biden Scenario

Jeff Wald | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Jeff Wald

The Answer to Trump, Fiorina, Carson & Sanders: Draft Joe Biden & Team

Americans Agree On One Thing: Citizens United Is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of Chief Justice John Roberts taking the helm of the Supreme Court, and as academics and journalists look back on t...

Certiorari Denied: Remembering the Roberts Court's Shameful Abandonment of Torture Victims

Dorothy Samuels | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Dorothy Samuels

The Supreme Court speaks not only through its rulings in cases argued before it, but also through its choice not to hear certain cases -- the ones denied certiorari, in legal lingo. By refusing to hear claims brought by victims of Bush-era torture and detention practices, and failing to decisively reject the government's array of bad excuses for denying them a modicum of justice, the Court in recent years has sent an appalling message of indifference and impunity. These missing cases constitute a profound stain on the court's record, and they are worth recalling on this week's tenth anniversary of John Roberts's swearing-in as Chief Justice.

If You Liked 10 Years Of The Roberts Court, You'll Love The Next Republican President

Michael Keegan | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day Chief Justice Roberts was sworn in to the Supreme Court. In that decade, he has led a Court that has radically reshaped vast swathes of the law, undermining constitutional protections for civil rights and voting rights, reproductive freedom, workplace fairness, the environment, gun violence, consumer fairness and representative democracy as a whole.

Campaign Money Warnings Dismissed by Roberts & Alito Coming True

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidates from both parties are going to solicit six and seven-figure contributions directly from donors for the first tim...

Ted Cruz on John Roberts: Why Let the Facts Get in the Way?

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

When one looks at Roberts's overall record, it's clear that while John Roberts may not be the most conservative Justice on the current Court, he's nonetheless very conservative. But that probably won't stop Senator Cruz from saying otherwise. Why let the facts get in the way?

Ted Cruz Doesn't Love Chief Justice Roberts Like He Used To

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz has had a change of heart about the man who now leads the Supreme Court. During a Saturday speech at the conservat...

Bob McDonnell Wants The Supreme Court To Do Something It Doesn't Do

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) got a brief reprieve from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday. Now, he wants a much longer one. ...