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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Supreme Court is unlikely to halt class-action stock fraud lawsuits

    WASHINGTON — Halliburton Co. and other U.S. corporations urged the Supreme Court to reverse a 26-year-old ruling that triggered an avalanche of class-action lawsuits by investors in publicly traded companies. But based on justices' comments...
  • Supreme Court deals setback to rails-to-trails movement

    Supreme Court deals setback to rails-to-trails movement
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a setback Monday to the popular redevelopment trend of transforming abandoned railroad lines into public bike paths, ruling that buyers of such lands are not required to continue granting a federal right of way....
  • 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...
  • 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 “...
  • 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...
  • Harry Reid should be ready to go 'nuclear' over judicial nominees

    Harry Reid should be ready to go 'nuclear' over judicial nominees
    Last month, the Senate moved back from the brink of the “nuclear option,” a parliamentary maneuver that would have allowed Democrats to confirm President Obama’s executive branch nominees without amassing the 60 votes needed to break a...
  • Supreme Court fiddles while ethics questions burn

    Supreme Court fiddles while ethics questions burn
    Currently, all federal judges are required to obey a Code of Conduct for United States Judges. There's just one exception: the Supremes. For Supreme Court justices, following the code of conduct is voluntary. Or, as Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. put...
  • Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration

     Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration
    Imagine the Dodgers have just won the pennant and are going to play the Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And there are new umpires, hired and paid by the Yankees. With rules like that,...
  • Surveillance and the FISA court

    We are in the midst of the first serious reexamination of government spying since the 1970s. President Obama has asked a special review panel for initial recommendations by November. The normally secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, also...
  • A liberal nightmare at the Supreme Court?

    The Supreme Court will hear three cases during the 2013-14 term that might dramatically alter the landscape of constitutional law. Campaign finance reform, abortion and the separation of church and state are all on the agenda. When the dust settles, if...
  • 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...