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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court trims, rather than gutting, investor class actions

    Ruling on Halliburton Co.'s appeal in a securities law case, the Supreme Court on Monday made it a bit harder for investors — including just about every American with a 401(k) — to recover the share value they lost when a public company's...
  • Supreme Court limits police right to search cell phones

    Supreme Court limits police right to search cell phones
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that police officers usually need a warrant before they can search an arrested suspect's cellphone. The court said on a 9-0 vote in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts that the right of police to...
  • Aereo loses Supreme Court case against TV broadcasters

    Aereo loses Supreme Court case against TV broadcasters
    The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a start-up company that streams local TV signals to consumers over the Internet via remote antennas, violates the Copyright Act. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court dismissed Aereo's argument that it was merely...
  • Editorial: Court is saying, 'Get a warrant'

    Editorial: Court is saying, 'Get a warrant'
    The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that police need a warrant to look at the contents of a cell phone even after an arrest is a big victory for privacy. In the 21st century, a cell phone is not just a phone -- it's a voluminous record of your entire life....
  • The Supreme Court protects cellphone privacy

     The Supreme Court protects cellphone privacy
    Is privacy dead? If so, someone forgot to tell the Supreme Court. In a ringing unanimous decision Wednesday, the justices said that when police arrest a suspect, they don't have the right to access the data in his cellphone without a search warrant. It'...
  • A smart, historic ruling on cellphone privacy

    A smart, historic ruling on cellphone privacy
    In 2012, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. told a university audience that the challenge for the Supreme Court for the next 50 years would be: "How do we adapt old, established rules to new technology?" On Wednesday, the court proved itself equal to...
  • Cellphone ruling could slow investigations, police say

    Cellphone ruling could slow investigations, police say
    The cops and deputies who patrol the streets of Los Angeles could be hampered and investigations slowed as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says law enforcement officers must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a smartphone or...
  • Broadcasters cheer as Aereo loses Supreme Court fight

    In a major victory for the broadcast television industry, the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo — the start-up tech firm that distributes local television signals over the Internet — is illegal. The 6-3 decision in the case of ABC vs. Aereo...
  • Virginia on losing, and winning, side in cross-state pollution ruling

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday resurrected Environmental Protection Agency rules targeting air pollution that drifts across state borders, handing the Obama administration a victory on one of its major environmental efforts. The...