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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Supreme Court spinning ties liberals up in knots

    Linda Greenhouse has been providing liberal spin on the Supreme Court for The New York Times for decades, first as a reporter and now as an opinion columnist. She recently attacked the court for its "dangerous" conservatism and, in the process,...
  • Court: Wife's toxin use on spouse's lover no 'chemical weapons' plot

    Putting a toxic chemical on a neighbor's mailbox is not the same as deploying a "chemical weapon," the Supreme Court said Monday, throwing out a federal prosecution over what Chief Justice John Roberts called a "two-bit local assault." The justices...
  • Baltimore robbers challenge investigators' use of cellphone data

    Baltimore robbers challenge investigators' use of cellphone data
    Prosecutors had no eyewitness tying Eric Jordan to a pair of armed robberies at Baltimore fast-food restaurants. But they didn't need one to win a conviction — radio waves darting from his cellphone had silently betrayed him. A few paragraphs...
  • Will same-sex marriages begin in Virginia this week?

    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has asked those involved in Virginia's same-sex marriage case to respond by Monday to a request to delay a federal judge's ruling tossing the state's ban on gay marriage. If the high court does not stay...
  • Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling

    Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling
    Gay and lesbian couples fighting to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage have counted Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring as one of their strongest allies in the effort. But Herring and the plaintiffs diverged Monday on whether the U.S....
  • Group asks for delay of court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia

    Group asks for delay of court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia
    Opponents of same-sex marriage filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to delay the implementation of a Norfolk federal judge's ruling that gay marriage in Virginia must be allowed. The Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based...
  • Keep politics out of the pulpit

    Under federal law, it is illegal for churches and other so-called 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to "participate in, or intervene in … any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office." But in recent...
  • Republicans may hate Obamacare, but it's still the law of the land and the president is obliged to enforce it [Letter]

    Republicans may hate Obamacare, but it's still the law of the land and the president is obliged to enforce it [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on the folly of House Republicans' threat to impeach President Barack Obama, the real constitutional crisis is an unimpeachable president; House Speaker John Boehner is right to dismiss such talk as futile ("Impeachment...
  • Free speech, sure, but what about a woman’s right to tune out?

     
    Friday's print column 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......
  • For Republicans, 2013 Was Remarkable

    This report on the State of Conservatism comes at the end of an annus mirabilis for conservatives. In 2013, they learned that they may have been wasting much time and effort. Hitherto, they have thought that the most efficient way to evangelize the...
  • A year consumed by Obamacare fight, with more to come

    WASHINGTON -- As the end of 2013 approaches, seldom has a domestic issue so dominated the political center stage as Obamacare did this year. The president's health-care insurance law has ridden a policy roller-coaster and will still have a huge question...