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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • 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,...
  • Excerpts from Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage

    Excerpts from Supreme Court hearing 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 marriage:...
  • High court appears to back farmer's battle against California raisin board

    High court appears to back farmer's battle against California raisin board
    The California raisins were back before the Supreme Court, and the justices sounded ready to rule in favor of a Fresno farmer in his long battle against a Depression-era law that allows the government to seize privately grown crops to reduce supply and...
  • High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops

    High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops
    The Supreme Court told the police Tuesday they may not turn routine traffic stops into drug searches using trained dogs. The 6-3 decision limits the increasingly common practice whereby officers stop a car for a traffic violation and then call for a...
  • Talk of the County: Snow removal must be two-way street in Waukegan

    Talk of the County: Snow removal must be two-way street in Waukegan
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com Snow piles at intersections When...
  • Time to rein in Florida's specialty license plates: Editorial

    Time to rein in Florida's specialty license plates: Editorial
    Could it be the Florida Legislature has finally had enough of the license-plate overkill on state roads? Let's hope so. Florida currently issues 123 different specialty plates, with more likely on the way. Enough already. More than enough, actually....
  • Supreme Court justices sharply divided over Obamacare subsidies

    Supreme Court justices sharply divided over Obamacare subsidies
    The Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the federal tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans. The outcome in what Justice...
  • Draw the line on license plates

    Draw the line on license plates
    Could it be the Florida Legislature has finally had enough of the license plate madness on state roads? Let us hope so. Florida currently issues 122 different specialty plates, with more likely on the way. Enough already. More than enough, actually....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...