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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Supreme Court set to decide national debate on gay marriage

    Supreme Court set to decide national debate on gay marriage
    Setting the stage for its most significant ruling on gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that it would resolve the two-decade legal battle over same-sex marriage. The justices agreed to hear cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee,...
  • Tax credit for $200 in political giving could encourage small donors

    Tax credit for $200 in political giving could encourage small donors
    The U.S. campaign finance system is badly broken and desperately in need of new solutions. In 5-4 rulings in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2010, and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2014, Supreme Court Chief Justice...
  • Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act

    Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act
    Justice Antonin Scalia was missing from the bench Tuesday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two statutory interpretation cases — apparently he was stuck in traffic. But even in his physical absence, Scalia's presence was looming. It'...
  • In surprise move, Supreme Court to hear healthcare law challenge

    In surprise move, Supreme Court to hear healthcare law challenge
    The Supreme Court put President Obama's healthcare law back into legal peril, announcing it would consider a conservative group's claim that the law does not allow the government to subsidize health insurance for low and middle-income Americans in two-...
  • Maine South students still parking in Forest Preserve, despite request

    Maine South students still parking in Forest Preserve, despite request
    Students who drive to Maine South High School in Park Ridge have been told to stop parking in an off-campus lot that requires them to walk across heavy morning and afternoon traffic. But some students aren’t listening. A week after emails were...
  • Supreme Court appears unlikely to protect Facebook threats

    Supreme Court appears unlikely to protect Facebook threats
    In its first case testing the limits of free speech on social media, the Supreme Court showed little interest Monday in extending new protections to people who post messages threatening to kill or hurt others. The justices sharply questioned the...
  • With executive action, Obama risks losing Chief Justice John Roberts

    With executive action, Obama risks losing Chief Justice John Roberts
    President Obama always knew his plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation would enrage Republicans on Capitol Hill who oppose most of what he does. But by claiming the power to forge ahead based on his executive authority, the president may...
  • Ignorance of the law isn't an acceptable defense, even for police

    It's already too easy for police to stop motorists they consider suspicious using the pretext of a minor violation of traffic laws. Law enforcement will enjoy even more leeway under Monday's misguided Supreme Court decision upholding the legality of stops...
  • When is an online threat a threat?

    When is an online threat a threat?
    The Internet has made communication both instant and inexpensive, but it's also made it easy for any idiotic utterance to reach a wide audience with the tap of a thumb. Many a person has lamented posting a snarky remark online, made regretful from...
  • Immigration spat won't decide Obamacare's fate

    Immigration spat won't decide Obamacare's fate
    To the editor: The great leap to conclusion engendered by your article and the headline is a disservice to the rule of law, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the American people. It reduces the judicial process and its ability to make relevant...
  • At the Supreme Court, conflicts of interest are just a day at the office

    At the Supreme Court, conflicts of interest are just a day at the office
    Justice Samuel A. Alito's sister is a high-powered labor attorney who represents management in disputes with workers. Justice Elena Kagan's brother, a teacher at an elite public school in New York, has protested the school's admissions process because...