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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Dick Meyer: Justices feel weight of history in considering same-sex marriage case

    Why us? Why now? The justices of the Supreme Court asked those most poignant questions over and over during this week's arguments about same-sex marriage. They sounded humbled: Who are we to tamper with this ancient thing called marriage? For all...
  • Until the court do us part?

    In 2-1/2 hours of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked the right question: whether it is appropriate for the Court to discard a definition of marriage that "has been with us for millennia," adding, "it's very...
  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions. The justices are considering the plea of death row inmates in...
  • States can ban elected judges from asking for campaign money, Supreme Court says

    States can ban elected judges from asking for campaign money, Supreme Court says
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld state laws that bar elected judges from asking for money to support their campaigns. In a 5-4 decision, the court rejected a free-speech claim brought by a Florida judge. "Judges are not politicians, even when...
  • Justice Kennedy sent clearer signal in 2013 marriage case

    Two years ago, Justice Anthony Kennedy left little doubt during Supreme Court arguments that a part of the federal anti-gay marriage law was doomed. When the justices heard arguments Tuesday in a broader case about the right of same-sex couples to...
  • High court upholds ban on judge hopefuls soliciting campaign cash

    High court upholds ban on judge hopefuls soliciting campaign cash
    WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a Florida case that states can ban judicial candidates from personally asking for campaign contributions, a decision aimed at protecting the impartiality of elected judges. The justices' 5-...
  • Same-sex marriage: Supreme Court Justices don't know much about history

    Same-sex marriage: Supreme Court Justices don't know much about history
    The most interesting, and dispiriting, aspect of Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments on same-sex marriage was the absence in the court chamber of any real understanding of the history of marriage.  Several justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts,...
  • Justices uphold limits on judges' appeals for campaign cash

    A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states can ban judicial candidates from personally asking for campaign contributions, in a decision aimed at protecting the impartiality of elected judges. The justices' 5-4 ruling means that restrictions on...
  • Supreme Court endorses Florida ban on judges seeking campaign cash

    WASHINGTON A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Florida's ban on judicial candidates directly soliciting campaign funds. In a ruling that affects many of the 39 states where voters elect trial or appellate judges, the high court concluded that the...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Baltimore police enforce curfew with tear gas; streets once rocked by riots nearly empty Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were eerily quiet early Wednesday as residents obeyed an all-night curfew enforced by 3,000 police and National...
  • What they said: Supreme Court quotes on gay marriage

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow same-sex couples to marry and whether states must recognize gay marriages performed in other states: ___ Chief Justice John Roberts, on the institution of...