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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.

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 ...

CNN's John Roberts Leaving For Fox News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Fox News officially announced on Monday afternoon that John Roberts is leaving CNN to become a senior national correspondent for the network. ...

2010 "Person" of the Year: The U.S. Supreme Court

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It's difficult to look beyond the tumult of current events and ask: "what happened this year that will be remembered ten, twenty, or fifty years from now?" However, there was one 2010 event that looms above the others: the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court Decision. That decision signifies a new phase of American history -- the Corporatist period where multinational corporations have unbridled political influence to systematically and profoundly weaken our democracy.

TWINS! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Kyra Phillips and John Roberts are about to become parents -- times two. The CNN news anchors are "very excited" to announce that they're expecting...

John Roberts Officially Out At 'American Morning'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN officially announced Tuesday that John Roberts will leave its morning show, "American Morning," at the end of the year. The network also said that...

John Roberts Reportedly Leaving CNN's 'American Morning'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

John Roberts will step down as co-anchor of CNN's "American Morning" in the new year, the New York Post is reporting. The paper writes that Roberts wi...

Lennon's Last Days Remembered

Nicolas Niarchos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nicolas Niarchos

In the weeks leading up to the thirtieth anniversary of John Lennon's death (December 8), a wealth of new Lennon and Beatles-related material is going up online and on TV.

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell: Counting On The Courts To Help GOP Overturn Health Care Reform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) outlined a second part of his strategy in repealing health care reform in a speech to the...

Amanda Terkel

The Federalist Society: Where Are They Now? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federalist Society is one of the most powerful and unique organizations in the conservative orbit, describing itself as "a group of ...

Civic-Minded Plutocrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.

Amanda Terkel

Congressman Investigating Chief Justice John Roberts For IMPEACHMENT | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Democrats increasingly outraged over the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections -- a cha...

The Word: Feariness

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

There are two kinds of fear, and they're easy enough to tell apart. The real kind of fear is the fear that keeps you safe. The false fear is what the doomsayers use to attract members and money.

Will There Be Crude Justice or True Justice For Oil Spill Victims?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

This week marked the opening of the new Supreme Court term, with John Roberts at the helm, the conservative majority champing at the bit, and the newe...