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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Tax credit for $200 in political giving could encourage small donors

    Tax credit for $200 in political giving could encourage small donors
    The U.S. campaign finance system is badly broken and desperately in need of new solutions. In 5-4 rulings in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2010, and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2014, Supreme Court Chief Justice...
  • Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act

    Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act
    Justice Antonin Scalia was missing from the bench Tuesday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two statutory interpretation cases — apparently he was stuck in traffic. But even in his physical absence, Scalia's presence was looming. It'...
  • Changing the seal shouldn't be done on a whim [editorial from The Aegis]

    It's one thing for a new chief executive to renovate his or her office space. In the case of Barry Glassman, it makes perfect sense to have put a fresh coat of paint on the office suite and change the décor. The replacement of the carpet in the office...
  • Supreme Court: Home buyers can write letter to back out of mortgage for lending violations

    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that home buyers don't need to file a lawsuit, but may simply write a letter if they want to back out of a mortgage because they claim their lender violated the federal Truth in Lending Act. The decision came in...
  • Supreme Court to post briefs online but not until 2016 at earliest

    Supreme Court to post briefs online but not until 2016 at earliest
    The U.S. Supreme Court will move into the 21st century world of electronic communications and post all its briefs and appeal petitions online, but not before 2016 at the earliest, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in his year-end report on the...
  • Champ: Alan Dickey; Chump: Oregon Ducks

    Champ: Alan Dickey; Chump: Oregon Ducks
    Champ Alan Dickey: U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts has likened judges to umpires. Looking at Dickey's judicial service that way, he called balls and strikes for 37 years. First elected a Seminole County judge in 1976, he moved up to be a Brevard-...
  • This upgrade to the High Court long overdue

    This upgrade to the High Court long overdue
      “On November 10, 1893, The Washington Post identified an emerging technology that was reshaping American society: Pneumatics!” This is how Chief Justice John Roberts began his 2014 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, in which he...
  • When is an online threat a threat?

    When is an online threat a threat?
    The Internet has made communication both instant and inexpensive, but it's also made it easy for any idiotic utterance to reach a wide audience with the tap of a thumb. Many a person has lamented posting a snarky remark online, made regretful from...
  • Apodaca: While technology advances, don't leave civility behind

    The Supreme Court last week heard arguments in a case loaded with potential consequences for the regulation of free speech on electronic media. It involves a Pennsylvania man who posted Facebook messages about killing his ex-wife, an FBI agent and...
  • Supreme Court appears unlikely to protect Facebook threats

    In its first case testing the limits of free speech on social media, the Supreme Court showed little interest Monday in extending new protections to people who post messages threatening to kill or hurt others. The justices sharply questioned the...
  • Ignorance of the law isn't an acceptable defense, even for police

    It's already too easy for police to stop motorists they consider suspicious using the pretext of a minor violation of traffic laws. Law enforcement will enjoy even more leeway under Monday's misguided Supreme Court decision upholding the legality of stops...