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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Is Chief Justice John Roberts 'unpacking' the FISA courts?

    Is Chief Justice John Roberts 'unpacking' the FISA courts?
    It’s an article of faith among some critics of the National Security Agency that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has packed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (a.k.a. the FISA court) with Republicans who are patsies for the “...
  • Supreme Court sides with military in Vandenberg protest case

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision ruled Wednesday that military commanders have broad power to keep protesters off of bases, including the public roads that pass through them. The decision upholds the prosecution of a veteran peace...
  • Court skeptical of EPA regulations

    Court skeptical of EPA regulations
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, in a hearing Monday, sounded ready to reject a set of disputed permitting rules designed by the Obama administration to restrict carbon emissions from plants and factories. But a majority of justices also agreed...
  • Repairing the Voting Rights Act

    Repairing the Voting Rights Act
    When the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act last year, it seemed impossible that a divided Congress would be able to agree on new legislation that would satisfy the court's concerns and restore robust enforcement of the...
  • Not just lawyering, Herring is politicking on same sex marriage

    Same sex marriage is one of the most incandescent of political flashpoints -- and now that Attorney General Mark Herring has told a federal court he's not planning the defend the state's ban, he's blasted out an email asking Virginians to support his...
  • Obama's NSA blind spot

     Obama's NSA blind spot
    President Obama's recent speech on government surveillance is dominating the conversation, but he won't be making the key decisions on the future of the National Security Agency's collection of domestic phone data. The statutory provision authorizing...
  • Pay No Attention To The State Of The Union

    As undignified as it is unedifying and unnecessary, the vulgar State of the Union circus is again at our throats. The document that the Constitutional Convention sent forth from Philadelphia for ratification in 1787 was just 4,543 words long, but this was...
  • Supreme Court ruling expands police authority in home searches

    Supreme Court ruling expands police authority in home searches
    WASHINGTON — Police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a Los Angeles case. The 6-3 ruling, triggered by a...
  • Same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court, again

    Same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court, again
    Last year, as the Supreme Court was considering cases on both Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, this page urged the justices to issue a ruling making it clear that state bans on same-sex marriage violated the Constitution. Instead, the...
  • Anthony Orlando: Obama critics wrong about losing their freedom

    What right does the government have to make you buy health insurance? That's the question that riles Obamacare critics the most. It's not the premiums or the website or the dropped coverage. It's the infringement on their liberty. You hear it all the...
  • Frozen out of justice by the Supreme Court

    Frozen out of justice by the Supreme Court
    In America you're innocent until proven guilty. But the federal government can seize your assets before trial and prevent you from using them to hire the lawyer of your choice, even though the right to counsel is protected by the 6th Amendment. That's...
  • A Vandenberg antiwar protester goes 0-for-9 at the Supreme Court

    A Vandenberg antiwar protester goes 0-for-9 at the Supreme Court
    With some Supreme Court arguments, it’s foolish to try to predict how the justices will rule. United States vs. Apel wasn’t one of them. The case involved a challenge by John Dennis Apel, a chronic antiwar protester, to his conviction for...