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Ryan J. Reilly

Gay-Rights Group To John Roberts: Everyone's Not 'Falling Over Themselves' To Back Gay Marriage | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The way Chief Justice John Roberts sees it, gay rights advocates have it pretty easy. Referring to the "sea change" in public opinion...

Nick Wing

Supreme Court Chief Justice Hit By Credit Card Fraud | Nick Wing | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Chief Justice John Roberts is paying Washington D.C.-area establishments in cash this week, after being targeted by credit card fraud. The Washingt...

Ryan Grim

John Roberts' Curious DOMA Skepticism | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday reacted incredulously to the notion that members of the Senate or the U.S. preside...

Prop 8 Likely to Be Repealed Narrowly; Court Hears DOMA Today

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Paul Hogarth

It is never wise to predict U.S. Supreme Court decisions on oral arguments, or else Obamacare would have been repealed. Based on the Justices' line of questioning, however, it appears that they will overrule Proposition 8 -- but on narrow grounds that will only affect California.

Ryan Grim

Obama Administration Argument In Marriage Equality Case Confuses Justices | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, which made its own argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, offered a line of reasoning that was just...

Chief Justice Roberts' Marriage Moment

Gregory T. Angelo | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Gregory T. Angelo

A Roberts ruling in favor of overturning the Defense of Marriage Act would be a victory for federalism, a triumph for the gay equal rights movement, and a historic moment for the Court that could well mark the moment that conservative opposition to same-sex marriage crumbled to dust.

Karl Rove's Latest Love | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Conservatives may have fallen out of love with Chief Justice John Roberts, but they’ve also found an unlikely new hero: the Supreme Court’s most l...

Chief Justice's Lesbian Cousin Will Attend Prop. 8 Hearing

Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Jean Podrasky, first cousin to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on his mother's side, will attend Tuesday's hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court on Prop...

Chief Justice's Lesbian Cousin Will Attend Prop. 8 Hearing

The Los Angeles Times | Maura Dolan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Jean Podrasky, 48, a lesbian who wants to marry her partner, will be at Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8 in seating reserved fo...

Have Some Beers With 'Bob's Burgers'

Posted 03.24.2013 | Comedy

In this exclusive clip, "Bob's Burgers" creator Loren Bouchard shares some pints with cast members Kristen Schaal, John Roberts and Dan Mintz. New ...

Corporate Personhood in the Fast Lane: Jonathan Frieman, Citizen, Takes a Stand

Russ Baker | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Russ Baker

What's the significance of "corporate personhood"? This bizarre concept makes it infinitely more difficult to prosecute individual corporate wrongdoers and makes it possible for corporations to continue to dominate American politics and election spending by invoking constitutional protections intended for "real" persons.

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Urges Supreme Court Justice To Embrace Gay Marriage

Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The 12-year-old adopted son of two gay dads urged Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to strike down Prop 8 and embrace gay marriage in a poignant lett...

National Organization for Marriage: Adoption Is a "Second-Best" Option

John Becker | Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

John Eastman, chairman of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, shockingly and patronizingly denigrated adoption in an interview with the Associated Press, calling it the "second-best option" for families.

Scalia: Recuse or Resign

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Scalia has a right to believe voting rights are a "perpetuation of racial entitlement" for blacks and Hispanics, but should promote this repellent and biased view on conservative talk radio, not the court.

Anti-Gay Leader: Adoption 'Second-Best Option' | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

It’s already being called the religious right’s “47% video.” ...

Obama's Judicial Disaster

The New Yorker | Jeffrey Toobin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

On the same day as Rand Paul’s celebrated filibuster against drone strikes last week, the Senate engaged in a less noticed but more typical form of ...

Voting Rights: Americans Died for It, the Free World Admires It, the Supreme Court Should Preserve It

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

To uphold standing for a litigant whose record is so bad that it would be swept in under any law implies that those who would uphold Alabama in this case effectively oppose all voting rights for any Americans.

Official Slams Roberts For 'Deceptive' And 'Disturbing' Remarks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is calling out Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for making "deceptive" and "disturbing" remark...

The "Law" of Perpetuating Racial Entitlement

Spencer Overton | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Spencer Overton

I attended the oral argument in the Voting Rights Act case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and I came away even more convinced that the Court should uphold the contested parts of the law.

Roberts' War Against Voting Rights Act Exposed

Mother Jones | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

When he was in his late 20s, John Roberts was a foot soldier in President Ronald Reagan administration's crusade against the Voting Rights Act....

Jon Ward

GOP Adviser Reveals Health Care Plan: 'Hope Obamacare Falls On Its Face' | Jon Ward | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– It was a cold day in the nation's capital when I visited Yuval Levin at his downtown office to talk about a subject of mutual interest...

The Supreme Court's War on the Twentieth Century

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Bruce Ackerman

Perhaps the Chief Justice, or one of his fellow conservatives, will execute statesmanlike swerves in upcoming cases. But if not, a runaway Roberts Court will intensify the institutional stand-offs and unnecessary crises that are undermining the confidence of ordinary Americans in their government.

Roberts, Obama Leave Little To Chance

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

By Samuel P. Jacobs WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Four years ago, John Roberts blew it. In his debut at swearing in the next presiden...

Orly Taitz's New Celebration

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

Birther queen Orly Taitz is celebrating a routine U.S. Supreme Court decision to refer her petition, which asks the court to overturn President Barack...

Birthers Pick New Target

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

The birther movement is now targeting Chief Justice John Roberts for impeachment if he swears in President Barack Obama for a second term later this m...