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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Supreme Court says political donors can spread wealth much more widely

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday further opened up the taps for political campaign contributions, with a bombshell ruling that removes long-standing limits on how much total money an individual can contribute to federal candidates. In what...
  • Supreme Court strikes donation limits in federal elections

    Supreme Court strikes donation limits in federal elections
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of campaign finance law by allowing wealthy donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish. On a 5-4 vote, the court struck down the overall limits...
  • Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign limits on individuals

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday further opened up the taps on political campaign spending, with a bombshell ruling that removes the longstanding limits on how much total money an individual can contribute to federal candidates. In what...
  • Why Hobby Lobby decision could be a surprise

    The prognosticators have already declared that, during the Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius oral argument, the Supreme Court justices looked poised to extend religious liberty protections to for-profit corporations. Believe them if you want. But two important...
  • Secret Service agents may get shield from high court

    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices signaled they will bolster the Secret Service's legal immunity as they weighed a bid to sue agents for allegedly shielding President George W. Bush from protesters a decade ago. Hearing arguments in a case...
  • Conservative justices seem poised to deal blow to Obamacare

    Conservative justices seem poised to deal blow to Obamacare
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sounded poised Tuesday to deal a blow to President Obama's healthcare law and rule that business owners may invoke their religious beliefs to opt out of a new federal requirement that they pay...
  • Supreme Court appears ready to reject Obamacare birth control mandate

    Supreme Court appears ready to reject Obamacare birth control mandate
    The U.S. Supreme Court appeared poised on Tuesday to open the door to companies' religious-based objections to government regulations as justices weighed whether business owners can object to part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law. It was...
  • Expect a close ruling as Supreme Court weighs contraceptive coverage

    WASHINGTON Conservative Supreme Court justices on Tuesday foreshadowed how they might rule on whether certain for-profit corporations could claim religious exemptions from the health care law's contraceptive mandate. In the year's most closely watched...
  • Justices sound ready to reject contraceptives mandate under Obamacare

    Justices sound ready to reject contraceptives mandate under Obamacare
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices sharply criticized part of President Obama’s healthcare law Tuesday, suggesting they will rule later this year that requiring Christian-owned corporations to offer their employees...
  • Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more

    Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more
    WASHINGTON — A challenge to part of President Obama's healthcare law that hits the Supreme Court on Tuesday could lead to one of the most significant religious freedom rulings in the high court's history. Four years ago, in their controversial...
  • Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives

    Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives
    WASHINGTON — For decades, liberals wielded the 1st Amendment to protect antiwar activists, civil rights protesters and government whistle-blowers. These days, however, the Constitution's protection for free speech and religious liberty has...
  • Much depends on Ginsburg

    Much depends on Ginsburg
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire from the Supreme Court after the completion of the current term in June. She turned 81 on Saturday and by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue. But only by resigning this summer...