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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Personalized license plates speak. But for whom?

    Personalized license plates speak. But for whom?
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in the case of Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans. The case poses an intriguing First Amendment question. Like many states, Texas permits drivers to design specialty license plates bearing messages...
  • Court sides with state on Medicaid rates

    Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision that broke across ideological lines, the justices said medical...
  • 5 arrested in protest inside Supreme Court

    Protesters disrupted Supreme Court proceedings on Wednesday for the second time this year with shouted criticism of the court's previous rulings on campaign finance. Supreme Court police swiftly removed five people from the courtroom after they rose, one...
  • Supreme Court bars judges from setting Medicaid rates

    The Supreme Court barred doctors, dentists and druggists Tuesday from going to court to fight cutbacks in Medicaid payments in California and other states. The justices' 5-4 decision in a case from Idaho held that the Medicaid Act, which offers...
  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law. The Supreme Court was snarled in a web of legal arguments Tuesday over whether an inventor could keep collecting royalties on a Spider-Man toy even...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas dissents from a voting rights 'victory' in Alabama

    Justice Clarence Thomas dissents from a voting rights 'victory' in Alabama
    Civil rights groups cheered a decision this week in which the Supreme Court revived a lawsuit by the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus challenging the apportionment of the two houses of the Alabama Legislature. The Black Caucus argued that the...
  • Noah Feldman: Court delivers win for pregnant workers

    Pregnant women won a somewhat surprising victory at the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday. The court's four liberals got help from Chief Justice John Roberts, who joined the majority opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, and a surprise concurrence in the judgment...
  • Former CSO music director makes Fortune's '50 greatest'

    An article in the current issue of Fortune profiling what the magazine considers “the world’s 50 greatest leaders” includes former Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Daniel Barenboim. The Argentinian-born Israeli conductor and...
  • Supreme Court appears reluctant to force Texas to issue Confederate license plates

    Supreme Court appears reluctant to force Texas to issue Confederate license plates
    Motorists have the right to put their favorite bumper sticker on their car, but do they have a free-speech right to a special state license plate with a Confederate battle flag or a message about abortion? That was the question before the U.S. Supreme...
  • Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan

    Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan
    The Supreme Court delivered a rare victory for minority voting rights Wednesday, finding that a 2012 Alabama redistricting plan appeared to violate federal law by shifting black voters into districts they already dominated to dilute their influence...
  • SCOTUS Alabama decision may affect Virginia election maps

    SCOTUS Alabama decision may affect Virginia election maps
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court handed down a victory Wednesday for black legislative leaders in Alabama, and the decision may signal a coming win for Virginia Democrats fighting Republican-drawn election maps here. The court's 5-4 decision sends Alabama...