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Jeffrey Toobin and the Future of the Roberts Court

Scott Porch | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Scott Porch

Although the two new justices in the mid-2000s did not change the 5-4 conservative majority on the court, they forged a different kind of conservative majority. Toobin and I discussed his books and the current state of the Supreme Court earlier this week by email.

We Have the Most Conservative Supreme Court in Decades. Why Do Americans Think It's Liberal?

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

While the Supreme Court and lower federal courts continue to drive to the right, many Americans, strangely, have come to believe that the courts tilt to the left. This misperception of the federal judiciary, and especially the Supreme Court, is no fluke.

The Corporations Have Won: Comcast, SCOTUS and the End of Class Actions

Jonathan Valania | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Jonathan Valania

A study recently found that the Roberts Court is the most business-friendly of any court in at least the last 65 years. More alarmingly, the top two justices most likely to vote in favor of big business -- out of all justices since 1946 -- are Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.

The Most Pro-Business Supreme Court Since World War II

The New York Times | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

NOT long after 10 a.m. on March 27, a restless audience waited for the Supreme Court to hear arguments in the second of two historic cases involving s...

Big Business and the Roberts Court

Doug Kendall | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Co-authored with Tom Donnelly Last week, the Supreme Court wrapped up its final arguments in what has so far been a monumental term. Understandably,...

Rand Paul and the GOP World of Magical Thinking

Steven Conn | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

Senator Rand Paul's Magical Thinking history lesson at Howard made plain just how much the GOP world view is a product of the way they see the past without really understanding it.

WATCH: Colbert Talks John Roberts' Gay Cousin

Posted 03.29.2013 | Comedy

Even though the oral arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act have ended, Stephen Colbert is on pins and needles waiting for a decision. ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gay-Rights Group To John Roberts: Everyone's Not 'Falling Over Themselves' To Back Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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

www.salon.com | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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'

americablog.com | 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...