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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Jules Witcover: Romney courts confusion

    Jules Witcover: Romney courts confusion
    Poor Mitt Romney. Even when he is handed the football with a clear path to the goal line, he seems almost unable not to fumble it along the way. In his majority opinion ruling the Affordable Care Act consitututional, Supreme Court Justice John G. Roberts...
  • Candidate's values more important than political party

    The recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties is another reason, our Christian friends tell us, to vote for Republican candidates, regardless of their identification with the elitist, statist,...
  • Democratic lawmakers move to upend ruling on birth control

    WASHINGTON Taking up advice from Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., congressional Democrats Wednesday introduced legislation to get around the court's decision last month to exempt private corporations from having to provide coverage for...
  • Stanford law school clinic at center of epic US Supreme Court privacy ruling

    MENLO PARK, Calif. At a favorite Stanford University watering hole called the Dutch Goose, law professor Jeffrey Fisher and a group of his students gathered last week to hoist a few drinks to celebrate one of the U.S. Supreme Court's most important...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game

    Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game
    The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writing opinions that move the law in small but steady steps in a conservative direction. At first glance, many of its decisions appear...
  • Ann McFeatters: Political emails unrelenting

    WASHINGTON Perhaps, like mine, your inbox is being flooded with emails from Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama. President Obama usually says "hey" or "Ann" or "So, Ann." Biden says "Here's the thing, Ann." And Mrs. Obama (Michelle) says "Hi" or...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Bruce Allen Murphy: Why Scalia agrees police need warrants to search cellphones

    Bruce Allen Murphy: Why Scalia agrees police need warrants to search cellphones
    Some law-and-order conservatives may be disappointed that Antonin Scalia did not dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's new decision banning warrantless police cellphone searches, but his historical, originalist jurisprudential theory occasionally leads...
  • Inmate hopes to be out by July Fourth

    The federal judge now looking into whether a Hampton man should be given credit for 196 days of incarceration wants more court documents — and says he is aware of the "time-sensitive" nature of the dispute. Joshua Paternoster-Cozart, 29, says...