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John Roberts

Defending the Indefensible: Getting Beyond Insurance and Obamacare

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

I opposed President Obama's health care "reform" bill, because it began life already a slave to the insurance company-spawned ideology of health care as a market commodity and not a basic human right.

Mike Sacks

The Roberts Court Comes Of Age | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "I win. Every time." So said Chief Justice John Roberts during Supreme Court argument Wednesday afternoon, stepping into the shoes of so...

2 Justices Could Be Key In Health Care Law Case

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The fate of President Barack Obama's health care law appears to rest precariously in the hands of two justices. After three days o...

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...

How Could N.Y.'s Subway Become Like D.C.'s Metro?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It would be hard to disagree with noted food writer Annia Ciezadlo, who thinks New York City should not arrest 12-year-old girls who eat...

John Roberts on Mandatory Ethics Rules: Thanks, But No Thanks

Nan Aron | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

Regrettably, the record shows that even though justices have asserted that they abide voluntarily by the Code, the recent behavior by several of them demonstrates that either they don't understand its provisions or they are willing to ignore them.

Calling Wealthy Democrats

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Citizens United destroys the American notion of citizenship by creating separate and unequal classes of Americans. It creates a de facto American House of Lords, in which all other Americans are relegated to second-class citizenship.

Citizens United: How Did it Happen? (VIDEO)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

The anniversary of the ruling in Citizens United vs. FEC is an opportunity to review how this transformative decision was reached -- the perfect storm of politicized jurisprudence, corporate entitlement and a narrowly tilted bench.

Supreme Court Justice Wades Into Ethics Debate

AP | By JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer waded into a recent debate over ethics on the nation's highest court Saturday, defending the way he...

Mike Sacks

Chief Justice Roberts' Defense Doesn't Persuade Court Critics | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice John Roberts used his annual year-end report to defend his colleagues' integrity, but that defense did not move prominent ...

John Roberts on Ethics: Move Along, Nothing to See Here

Nan Aron | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

In spite of substantial evidence to the contrary, the message from Chief Justice John Roberts of late is that he sees no ethics problem at the Court and that no reforms are needed or desirable. This is unfortunate.

Why Stop at Cameras in the Supreme Court?

Andrew Tucker Avorn | Posted 02.11.2012 | Comedy
Andrew Tucker Avorn

The United State Congress is trying to force The Supreme Court to broadcast oral arguments on television. But why stop at cameras in the courtroom? Here are some other ideas to spruce up Supreme Court arguments.

Battleground North Carolina: Democratic Women Fired Up!

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Recognizing that women's rights will take a devastating hit if Republicans return to power in 2012, Democratic women are rising to face the challenge.

Mike Sacks

Justice Ginsburg Left Standing Up For Consumers | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After spending several years clearing a path for corporations to contract away their customers' access to courts generally and class act...

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Redistricting

Morgan Pehme | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New Yorkers have shown a much greater interest in addressing gerrymandering than ever before. But there is still a great deal about the current debate that is largely unknown, misunderstood, or unsaid.

A Democracy of Voters, Not Dollars

Adam Skaggs | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Adam Skaggs

When handing out political favors is standard operating procedure, it is not surprising that many Americans fear our elected officials are more interested in doing what their campaign donors want than what's in the public's interest.

Democrats Slam 'Business Friendly' Supreme Court

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats at a partisan-tinged hearing say the Supreme Court's conservative majority is wrongly favoring businesses over consumer...

Elise Foley

WATCH: Chief Justice John Roberts: 'I Don't Think Any Of Us Have A Facebook Page Or A Tweet' | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said this weekend that he encourages clerks not to tweet, adding that none of the nine justices...

Ross Luippold

EXCLUSIVE: 'Bob's Burgers' Star Talks Tracy Morgan & More | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.15.2011 | Comedy

John Roberts has been a viral video star since before "viral video star" had entered the lexicon. His sketches, starting with 2006's "The Christmas Tr...

When It Comes to Ethical Conduct, Supreme Court Justices Should Act Like Real Umpires

Jamin Raskin | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

Opening Day of Major League Baseball and the start of the new season this week provide an ideal opportunity for the Supreme Court to ask what it can learn from the ethical rules that govern umpires in professional athletics.

Sam Alito: Setting the "Empathy Standard" for the Supreme Court

John Paul Rollert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Paul Rollert

For almost two years now, Republicans have issued dire warnings about an urgent threat to the Constitution emanating from the Supreme Court ruling through "empathy". It is now apparent that the face of that empathy is Sam Alito.

John Roberts Praises Fox News: 'A Terrific Place To Work'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

John Roberts doesn't miss the anchor desk. The former co-anchor of CNN's "American Morning," who recently jumped to Fox News, is now out on the road ...

The Supreme Court and the Spying-on-Doctors Industry

Jake Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Whitney

How much influence should pharmaceutical companies have over doctors? The Supreme Court has agreed to review a Vermont law that prohibits the use of prescription data for marketing purposes.

Media Power Couples: Who's The Ultimate Media Duo? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Power couples are everywhere in the media—from TV reporters and anchors to executives, all the way through to newspaper and magazine writers. We're ...

Medical Residents Should Be Considered Employees: Supreme Court

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that medical residents should be considered employees when it comes to collecting Social Security t...