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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • What about a woman's right to tune out?

    Anti-abortion activist Nancy Clark, of Worcester, Mass., estimated in court testimony that "only 1 woman in 100" entering an abortion clinic was willing to walk across the street to hear her out after passage of a state law in 2007 that placed her and her...
  • Even in a 9-0 ruling, abortion counseling divides the Supreme Court

    Even in a 9-0 ruling, abortion counseling divides the Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refined the First Amendment rights of abortion opponents who want to talk with prospective patients outside abortion clinics. In a 9-0 ruling, the court gave new guidelines to states and cities, Chicago included, that...
  • The Supreme Court protects cellphone privacy

     The Supreme Court protects cellphone privacy
    Is privacy dead? If so, someone forgot to tell the Supreme Court. In a ringing unanimous decision Wednesday, the justices said that when police arrest a suspect, they don't have the right to access the data in his cellphone without a search warrant. It'...
  • Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more

    Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more
    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
  • First cellphones, then maybe guns

    You reported that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said that “because digital devices had changed how people live, laws on privacy must be updated.” You also noted that the decision mocked the argument of there being no distinction between...
  • Court: Wife's toxin use on spouse's lover no 'chemical weapons' plot

    Putting a toxic chemical on a neighbor's mailbox is not the same as deploying a "chemical weapon," the Supreme Court said Monday, throwing out a federal prosecution over what Chief Justice John Roberts called a "two-bit local assault." The justices...
  • U.S. attorneys, take heed: Don't make garden-variety crimes into federal cases

    The Supreme Court unanimously agreed this week that federal prosecutors could not use an international chemical weapons treaty to bring a case against a Philadelphia-area woman who tried to poison a romantic rival. The decision was a deserved rebuke for...
  • Free speech, sure, but what about a woman’s right to tune out?

     
    Friday's print column Anti-abortion activist Nancy Clark of Worcester, Mass., estimated in court testimony that “only 1 woman in 100” entering an abortion clinic was willing to walk across the street to hear her out after passage of a state......
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  • Editorial: Court is saying, 'Get a warrant'

    Editorial: Court is saying, 'Get a warrant'
    The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that police need a warrant to look at the contents of a cell phone even after an arrest is a big victory for privacy. In the 21st century, a cell phone is not just a phone -- it's a voluminous record of your entire life....
  • Abortion foes get up close and personal after court erases buffer zones

    The two women climb out of the car in front of Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Avenue and Eleanor McCullen reaches them in two quick steps. She tries to hand them a white rose and a pamphlet about alternatives to abortion, and beseeches them to let her...