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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Stephen Colbert cheers the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

    Stephen Colbert cheers the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling
    Add Stephen Colbert to the chorus of celebrities and media personalities cheering Friday's Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, which struck down state laws barring same-sex marriage.   In a video posted to the "Late Show's" YouTube...
  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new...
  • Supreme Court's gay-marriage ruling settles nothing

    The long-expected decision of the U.S. Supreme Court imposing same-sex marriage on the country has been issued. The obvious next question is whether this settles the matter, and there's a one-word answer: "Hardly." If anything, the court's decision is...
  • Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty

    Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty
    The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for Oklahoma to continue using a lethal drug cocktail for executions, but, in a surprising dissent, two liberal justices opened the door to what could become a historic challenge to the death penalty itself. By a...
  • California officials praise Supreme Court ruling on independent redistricting commissions

    California officials praise Supreme Court ruling on independent redistricting commissions
    Political reformers in California and Arizona and the voters who supported them won a big round at the Supreme Court on Monday, when the justices upheld the use of independent redistricting commissions to draw election districts for members of Congress....
  • Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants

     Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants
    The Supreme Court dealt a blow Monday to the Obama administration’s environmental plans, deciding that efforts to sharply limit hazardous power plant emissions must also consider their costs. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the...
  • Opinion: It falls on Congress to improve Affordable Care Act

    For the second time in three years, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge that would have gutted the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. Good. Not because the law is particularly well written, was fairly passed or lived up to...
  • Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion law from taking effect

    Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion law from taking effect
    The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote blocked the state of Texas, at least for now, from enforcing a strict new abortion law that was likely to close most of the state’s remaining abortion clinics. The measure would require these clinics to have doctors...
  • Supreme Court marriage equality ruling: history in the making

    Supreme Court marriage equality ruling: history in the making
    To the editor: Last week was breathtaking in the sweeping importance of the Supreme Court's decisions, (“‘Equal dignity' under the law,” June 27) and then President Obama's amazing eulogy in Charleston, S.C. What a time to be alive in...
  • How Justice Kennedy could have baked a better fortune cookie

    How Justice Kennedy could have baked a better fortune cookie
    Last week’s historic Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs. Hodges gave supporters of marriage equality a deserved victory, but one based on unfortunate reasoning. Yes, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy arrived at the right conclusion, but his analysis...
  • Justices uphold Arizona's system for redistricting

    The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the power of independent commissions used by 13 states to draw congressional districts, in a ruling that could spur efforts in other states to reduce partisan influence in the creation of electoral districts. The...