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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • 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...
  • Maryland DNA sample collection can resume temporarily, Roberts says

    Maryland DNA sample collection can resume temporarily, Roberts says
    The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Maryland to resume the collection of DNA samples after arrests for violent crimes, an indication that the justices might decide the issue that has divided lower courts and pitted tough-on-crime state officials against...
  • Maryland public defender argues against Supreme Court intervention in DNA case

    Maryland is exaggerating the value of collecting DNA samples before suspects are convicted, the state's top public defender argued in a filing Friday before the U.S. Supreme Court. The state asked the nation's highest court to decide whether collecting...
  • 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...