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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Broadcasters cheer as Aereo loses Supreme Court fight

    In a major victory for the broadcast television industry, the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo — the start-up tech firm that distributes local television signals over the Internet — is illegal. The 6-3 decision in the case of ABC vs. Aereo...
  • Supreme Court puts anti-abortion speech above abortion patient safety

    You probably have to spend some time in front of an abortion clinic to really get a sense of the tension and passion at play between anti-abortion protesters who masquerade as “sidewalk counselors” and the women with unwanted pregnancies who...
  • 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...
  • Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay

    Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay
    Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch — the judiciary — with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the...
  • Vote fraud myths meet voting rights reality

      Vote fraud myths meet voting rights reality
    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, N.C., Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse. Eaton is black. The three men...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • One of the worse Supreme Court decisions ever

    There have been some great landmark Supreme Court decisions: Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. v. Nixon, and Lawrence v. Texas, to name but a few. And there have been a number of doozies. Among them: Plessy v. Ferguson, Dred Scott v....