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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Supreme Court questions sides in challenge of Md. DNA law

    Supreme Court questions sides in challenge of Md. DNA law
    Maryland's practice of collecting genetic information from people arrested — but not convicted — on serious charges took the national stage Tuesday, as the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on what Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. called "perhaps the...
  • Voting Rights Act isn't obsolete

    Voting Rights Act isn't obsolete
    Much has changed in America since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was first approved, and we can't blame those living in the 16 states that must get approval from the Justice Department or a federal court in order to revise their election laws for feeling...
  • A ruling on racial progress

    A ruling on racial progress
    I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local officials to get permission, or...
  • Md. game makers bolstered by Supreme Court decision

    Working out of a Highlandtown studio, Ben Walsh and his small team of video game developers recently created My Pet Rock, a family-friendly Facebook game. But, Walsh said, some day he might decide to design a video game for a more, er, mature audience &#...
  • Another win for special interests

    The Supreme Court's assault on efforts to limit the toxic effect of money on elections in this country continued this week with the decision to strike down an important provision of Arizona's public financing of elections. Under the Arizona law,...
  • Universal health care on the horizon

    Universal health care on the horizon
    U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.and the Supreme Court have not only upheld the Affordable Care Act, they struck down a barrier to universal health care for Americans. Looking forward from the Supreme Court's decision, by defining the cost of...
  • The case for Obamacare

    The case for Obamacare
    After three days of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, the case for the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, better known as "Obamacare," remains strong. Four members of the court, including the justice expected to be the key swing vote...
  • Health care reform survives

    Health care reform survives
    By voting to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.erased concerns that the Supreme Court had become captive to a political rather than a legal agenda. As he promised to do during his confirmation...
  • Health care reform moves ahead in Maryland, nationally

    Health care reform moves ahead in Maryland, nationally
    States including Maryland can move with more certainty to insure their poor, and the federal government can require others to buy health coverage after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's landmark health care law Thursday. The highly...
  • For ACA ruling's winners, perhaps a Pyrrhic victory

    For ACA ruling's winners, perhaps a Pyrrhic victory
    Well, it looks like the long-awaited Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act — known to some as "Obamacare" — is perhaps the most overhyped phenomenon since the Y2K bug. If Facebook chatter is any indication, the zeal and cocksureness...
  • On Affordable Care Act, a supreme surprise

    On Affordable Care Act, a supreme surprise
    In the twinkling of an eye, the Supreme Court's surprising decision to uphold the bulk of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has greatly helped President Barack Obama in the continuing fight over it in the 2012 presidential election....
  • Does Roberts believe what he wrote?

    Does Roberts believe what he wrote?
    Why not just cut open a goat and be done with it? In ancient Rome, a special kind of priest called a haruspex would "read" the entrails of sheep to divine the will of the gods, the health of the growing season, or whatever else was weighing on the...