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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Believers of Ernst hoax say a lot about who we are

    Believers of Ernst hoax say a lot about who we are
    "Unbelievably sad." That was the subject line of an email a colleague sent me last week. In it, she forwarded a link to a story that had Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst telling a Des Moines radio host that Congress should outlaw vaccines because they...
  • Restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act

    Restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act
    In his eloquent speech at the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, Ala., President Obama did more than salute the men and women who braved “billy clubs and the chastening rod; tear gas and the trampling hoof” to demand the right to vote. He...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Absurdity at the heart of the latest Obamacare challenge

    Absurdity at the heart of the latest Obamacare challenge
    The determined opponents of the Affordable Care Act lost their legal fight on the merits three years ago when the Supreme Court ruled that one of its central provisions — the requirement that most individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty...
  • Obamacare case began when conservative lawyer saw possible flaw in law

    Obamacare case began when conservative lawyer saw possible flaw in law
    The case that comes before the Supreme Court on Wednesday with the potential to unravel President Obama's landmark healthcare law began in a conference room at the American Enterprise Institute, a few blocks from the White House and the K Street corridor....
  • Supreme Court, in Alabama case, may have shown its hand on gay marriage

    Supreme Court, in Alabama case, may have shown its hand on gay marriage
    The Supreme Court on Monday gave its strongest signal yet that the legal fight for nationwide gay marriage has been won even before the issue is argued in April. The justices, with only two dissenting votes, turned down Alabama’s plea to delay...
  • Fail at your marriage, lose your job

    Fail at your marriage, lose your job
    Three years ago the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that religious organizations enjoy a “ministerial exception” from laws against employment discrimination. That case involved a teacher fired by a Lutheran school that had classified her as...
  • High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'

    High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'
    The Supreme Court narrowed the definition of obstruction of justice under the so-called Enron law and did so Wednesday by freeing a Florida fishing boat captain from charges that he secretly tossed overboard dozens of undersized red grouper to avoid...
  • Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case

    Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case
    WASHINGTON — A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been prosecuted under a law targeting accounting fraud. In a 5-4 decision...
  • End the cameraphobia in the Supreme Court

    End the cameraphobia in the Supreme Court
    In his 2014 end-of-the-year report on the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote that courts “have proceeded cautiously when it comes to adopting new technologies in certain aspects of their own operations.” Very true,...