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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Barney Frank on practically everything

    Long a legislative lion for Democrats, Barney Frank retired from Congress two years ago. But he remains famously shrewd and caustic, feisty and funny, as well as the most prominent gay politician in the nation. With current roiling debate over the financial reform that Frank helped to legislate, along with his frequent appearances on CNBC and the publication of his memoirs in March, he's back in the spotlight.
  • Ignorance of the law isn't an acceptable defense, even for police

    It's already too easy for police to stop motorists they consider suspicious using the pretext of a minor violation of traffic laws. Law enforcement will enjoy even more leeway under Monday's misguided Supreme Court decision upholding the legality of stops...

    Supreme Court permits 'reasonable mistakes' by police in searches

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a North Carolina car search, in an 8-1 decision that provides more wiggle room for law enforcement officers who make a "reasonable" mistake about the law. With conservative and liberal justices all but...

    U.S. top court backs police in car brake-light confusion case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a police officer in North Carolina lawfully stopped a car with a faulty brake light - and then found a stash of cocaine in the vehicle - even though driving with one working light is not illegal in the state....

    Chamber of Commerce forms its own elite law team

    Advocacy groups have long played an important role in Supreme Court litigation, crafting amicus or "friend of the court" briefs in significant cases. The American Civil Liberties Union and consumer-oriented Public Citizen regularly make such filings. But...