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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Editorials from around New England

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The Providence Journal (R.I.), June 26, 2015 Under federal election law and the First Amendment, citizens and groups of citizens have a right to speak out on...
  • Tears and sniffles in courtroom as gay marriage ruling read

    When Justice Anthony Kennedy took the bench Friday at the Supreme Court, some were thinking about his past decisions and other June 26ths. A dozen years ago, on June 26, 2003, Kennedy announced the court's decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down...
  • The Latest: Gay-marriage ruling another blow to GOP beliefs

    The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern) ___ 1:50 p.m. For the second time in two days, the Supreme Court has struck at the heart of the Republican Party platform. Yet the conservative outrage that followed...
  • Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight

    The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans. Whether you call it...
  • Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases

    The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success. With a notable paucity of dissents and not a single word to say about same-sex marriage, health care or housing discrimination, the court's liberal justices prevailed in...
  • In ruling, high court recognizes 'changed understandings of marriage'

    In ruling, high court recognizes 'changed understandings of marriage'
    President Obama aptly described Friday's Supreme Court decision establishing a right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states as “a victory for America.” The long-awaited ruling is the culmination of decades of activism, hard work and public...
  • Q&A: What the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling means

    The decades-long debate about whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in the United States was settled when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay and lesbian couples can get married anywhere in the country. A closer look at what it means: __ IS THIS THE...
  • Carroll residents react to Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

    Carroll residents react to Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling
    Matt Gibbons shed tears of joy Friday morning when he heard about the U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming the right to same-sex marriage. "In my lifetime, I thought this would never happen," the 58-year-old Union Bridge resident said. "It was just one...
  • Supreme Court spared America a cataclysm

    The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act has left the law's most ardent detractors with not much more than a hospital gown for cover. King v. Burwell may be the last legal assault on "Obamacare," the right wing's bete noire. If the...
  • Excerpts from the Supreme Court majority opinion, dissents

    Excerpts from the Supreme Court majority opinion, dissents
    Excerpts from the majority opinion of Justice Anthony Kennedy and dissents written by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling Friday that declared a constitutional right to...
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is law of the land

    U.S. Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is law of the land
    The United States Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic civil rights ruling that caps two decades of legal and political battles. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry...