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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • 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...
  • Republicans still beating a dead horse on Obamacare

    Republicans still beating a dead horse on Obamacare
    The Supreme Court's decisive 6-3 vote confirming the right of all Americans to federally supported health-care insurance should end the Republican Party's losing war on Obamacare — but it probably won't. The party tried and failed in 2012 to win...
  • Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?

    Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?
    When the Supreme Court convened in 1967 to decide the case of Loving vs. Virginia, 16 Southern states had made it a crime for interracial couples to marry. The trial judge who convicted Richard and Mildred Loving said such laws reflected divine will....
  • Supreme Court upholds use of death penalty drug

    WASHINGTON A bitterly divided Supreme Court on Monday upheld a drug combination used by Oklahoma to execute death row inmates. In the most closely watched capital punishment case of the court's term, and one that provoked strong feelings from both sides,...
  • Supreme Court sides with the people, not the politicians

    Supreme Court sides with the people, not the politicians
    Today the Supreme Court reinforced the principle that the voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around, in upholding an Arizona law that puts the task of drawing congressional district boundaries in the hands of an independent...
  • Clean air gets scrubbed

    Clean air gets scrubbed
    What is the value of being able to eat fish? What price should be put on birth defects that show up in a human fetus? What about the cost of people dying much earlier than they should have if not for an encounter with a toxic chemical? To paraphrase...