| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:46 PM
The Supreme Court's surprising decision last week to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act has once again focused attention on Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the deciding vote in a 2012 decision that saved Obamacare from being declared...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Re: "Court leaves mark on voting rights" (Oct. 19).
Citizens United recognizes a corporation as a person with full protection under the First Amendment. This decision allows Chief Justice John Roberts to state "There is no more basic right ... than...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:48 PM
In the Oct. 30 article "Research Park could cost city $42.6 million," City Manager Bourey states, "The city and W.M. Jordan do not yet have a development agreement for any portion of the Tech Center."
I guess I'm not sure as to what the...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:18 PM
The Supreme Court justices sounded sharply and closely split Monday over whether the president or Congress has the power to decide whether passports of American children born in Jerusalem may be stamped with “Israel.”
The outcome could...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Robert MacLean, an air marshal from south Orange County, learned from a text message of the government's plan to stop using armed marshals on overnight flights from Las Vegas. The aim was to save money.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Justices of the Supreme Court expressed justifiable skepticism this week about the use of a law aimed at financial crimes to prosecute a fisherman who destroyed evidence of an illegal catch. By reversing the conviction of John Yates, the court can put...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 10:38 AM
The Supreme Court will decide the fate of President Obama's healthcare law yet again, this time ruling on whether low- and middle-income Americans may receive subsidies in two-thirds of the states to make insurance more affordable.
Currently, about 5...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:05 PM
No piker when it comes to cliffhanging drama, the Supreme Court late Friday placed the governors and legislatures of 36 states in a corner, by taking up a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that directly threatens their citizens.
The states are those...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Easy for them to say, since they’re already on the Supreme Court, but three justices agreed the other day that the court isn’t diverse enough. In a forum at their alma mater, Yale Law School, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor and Samuel A....
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
“There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April.
Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 4:19 AM
When she was 14, her father became chairman of the Republican National Committee.
When she was 15, her family moved across the country to live in Washington, where she met President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.
When she got married in...