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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • A murk called law

    One of the great justices of the U.S. Supreme Court -- yes, there was a time when the court had great justices -- once said of the court: "We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final." --Robert H. Jackson....
  • Civil rights assaulted by Supreme Court

    Last week was bittersweet for the cause of human dignity. On one hand, the Supreme Court gave us reason for applause, striking down barriers against the full citizenship of gay men and lesbians. On the other, it gave us reason for dread, gutting the 1965...
  • Big money in politics: What are the limits?

    Almost 40 years ago, in Buckley vs. Valeo, the Supreme Court ruled that Congress didn't violate the 1st Amendment when it imposed reasonable limits on contributions to political candidates and campaign committees in an attempt to check the role of big...
  • Campaign spending limits at issue in Supreme Court argument

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday morning in a case that could give wealthy Americans even more clout with lawmakers and political parties, lifting one of the final restrictions on handing out campaign money. Three...
  • Supreme Court appears divided in campaign finance case arguments

    Supreme Court appears divided in campaign finance case arguments
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether to give wealthy Americans even more clout in Congress by lifting the legal limit on how much they can give to candidates and their parties, with the outcome seeming likely to depend on...
  • On campaign contributions, don't split the baby, Mr. Chief Justice

    Going into Tuesday’s Supreme Court oral argument, supporters of limits on campaign contributions were afraid, very afraid, that a majority of the court would signal that it was ready to declare them unconstitutional. Based on questions and...
  • What world does the Supreme Court live in?

     What world does the Supreme Court live in?
    Having read your recent editorial about the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on campaign finance limits ("Another blow coming to campaign finance reform," Oct. 7), here's what I would tell the justices: To Justice Antonin Scalia: Who do you think is...
  • Supreme Court justices voice support for affirmative action ban

    Supreme Court justices voice support for affirmative action ban
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices signaled Tuesday they are likely to uphold a Michigan voter initiative that forbids its state universities from granting “preferential treatment” to applicants because of their...
  • 'Boobies,' the courts and free speech

    Forty-four years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that students in public schools don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." A federal appeals court last week offered an expansive — but...
  • The voting rights disaster

    It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
  • Supreme Court to hear challenge to EPA powers on greenhouse gases

    Supreme Court to hear challenge to EPA powers on greenhouse gases
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration's ability to impose environmental regulations to limit greenhouse gases from stationary sources such as power plants, factories and...