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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • A smart, historic ruling on cellphone privacy

    A smart, historic ruling on cellphone privacy
    In 2012, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. told a university audience that the challenge for the Supreme Court for the next 50 years would be: "How do we adapt old, established rules to new technology?" On Wednesday, the court proved itself equal to...
  • Cellphone ruling could slow investigations, police say

    Cellphone ruling could slow investigations, police say
    The cops and deputies who patrol the streets of Los Angeles could be hampered and investigations slowed as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says law enforcement officers must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a smartphone or...
  • Supreme Court rules police cannot search smartphones without warrant

    The Supreme Court brought the constitutional right of personal privacy into the digital era Wednesday, ruling unanimously that police may not search a smartphone or similar device without a warrant from a judge. The decision is the court’s most...
  • Broadcasters cheer as Aereo loses Supreme Court fight

    In a major victory for the broadcast television industry, the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo — the start-up tech firm that distributes local television signals over the Internet — is illegal. The 6-3 decision in the case of ABC vs. Aereo...
  • Supreme Court puts anti-abortion speech above abortion patient safety

    You probably have to spend some time in front of an abortion clinic to really get a sense of the tension and passion at play between anti-abortion protesters who masquerade as “sidewalk counselors” and the women with unwanted pregnancies who...
  • What about a woman's right to tune out?

    Anti-abortion activist Nancy Clark, of Worcester, Mass., estimated in court testimony that "only 1 woman in 100" entering an abortion clinic was willing to walk across the street to hear her out after passage of a state law in 2007 that placed her and her...
  • Even in a 9-0 ruling, abortion counseling divides the Supreme Court

    Even in a 9-0 ruling, abortion counseling divides the Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refined the First Amendment rights of abortion opponents who want to talk with prospective patients outside abortion clinics. In a 9-0 ruling, the court gave new guidelines to states and cities, Chicago included, that...
  • The Supreme Court protects cellphone privacy

     The Supreme Court protects cellphone privacy
    Is privacy dead? If so, someone forgot to tell the Supreme Court. In a ringing unanimous decision Wednesday, the justices said that when police arrest a suspect, they don't have the right to access the data in his cellphone without a search warrant. It'...
  • Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more

    Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more
    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
  • First cellphones, then maybe guns

    You reported that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said that “because digital devices had changed how people live, laws on privacy must be updated.” You also noted that the decision mocked the argument of there being no distinction between...
  • Maryland clinics still protected by law [Letter]

    Maryland clinics still protected by law [Letter]
    Marylanders seeking health care will still be protected from illegal conduct when they enter a health care facility even though the Massachusetts Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act was found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court last week. Our...