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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Supreme Court may strike new blow to campaign funding laws

    Supreme Court may strike new blow to campaign funding laws
    WASHINGTON — In what may be Act 2 in the decline and fall of campaign funding laws, the Supreme Court appears poised to lift the lid on the total amount the wealthy can give directly to all candidates and political parties. Increasingly, the money...
  • G. Wayne Clough, Smithsonian chief who pulled artwork, to step down

    G. Wayne Clough, Smithsonian chief who pulled artwork, to step down
    The Smithsonian announced Wednesday that G. Wayne Clough, the head of the institution, will step down as the museum's leader next year. He has held the job for six years. Clough is perhaps best known to Culture Monster readers for his 2010 decision to...
  • An audio example for the Supreme Court

    Despite lobbying by the news media and members of Congress, the Supreme Court seems no closer than it was a year ago -- or a decade ago -- to allowing television cameras to record its arguments. But with a minor change in its routine, it could make...
  • The pulpit should be free of politics

    The pulpit should be free of politics
    Churches and other nonprofits long have been forbidden from endorsing political candidates. But erratic enforcement of the law has emboldened supporters of legislation in Congress that would end the restriction. Far from needing to be repealed, the ban on...
  • Is John Roberts packing the FISA court with government patsies?

    It’s a popular meme on the left, well summed up in this quotation from the website Down With Tyranny: “Chief Justice John Roberts does everything he can to see that the FISA court remains a trusty tool of the national security state.”...
  • There's no justice when the spied-on have no voice

    If you're not a U.S. Supreme Court junkie, you wouldn't know that the single topic that most exercised the justices in the decisions issued in late June was the arcane law of standing. This is the requirement that every case before the court pose two...
  • Court's Voting Rights Act ruling should be a cause for celebration

    Court's Voting Rights Act ruling should be a cause for celebration
    OK, the subject is race, so I'm going to ask the "haters" from both ends of the spectrum to step outside the chat room. You know who you are. Some of you were upset when I asked Michael Steele to run on my gubernatorial ticket in 2002. A few of you...
  • Supreme Court opens the door for discrimination

    Supreme Court opens the door for discrimination
    In theory, the Supreme Court's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act sounds perfectly reasonable, even restrained. The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, does not eliminate the possibility that the government could require some...
  • GOP turns against its own history

    GOP turns against its own history
    Frederick Douglass, the most important African-American in the 19th century, was loyal to the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln's day, even when it turned disloyal to him. I wonder how he would feel about today's Grand Old Party? "I knew that...
  • 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...