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John Roberts

  1. politics
    Partisanship Put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. Now She’s Against It.The justice bemoaned perceptions of the Supreme Court following an introduction by Mitch McConnell, who made the confirmation process hyperpartisan.
  2. politics
    DOJ Sues Texas Over Blatantly Unconstitutional Abortion BanThe opening bell of a long fight to save women’s constitutional rights against a conservative counterrevolution.
  3. explainer
    The Supreme Court’s Radical Texas Abortion Law Ruling & What Comes NextA guide to the Texas abortion ban’s “vigilante” enforcement system, the Supreme Court’s shocking response, and the coming flood of legal battles.
  4. voting rights
    Democrats Update the John Lewis Voting Rights ActDrafted to anticipate and overcome recent Supreme Court decisions, the bill still faces a huge hurdle in passage.
  5. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Won’t Expand Right to Discriminate Against Same-Sex CouplesIt’s a setback for those hoping for an expanded zone of safety for religious-based objections to serving LGBTQ customers, but just for now.
  6. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Smiles on Voter Suppression and Big DonorsAfter showing caution all term, the conservative majority closed by eroding the Voting Rights Act and threatening campaign-finance-reform efforts.
  7. supreme court
    Supreme Court Keeps Its Powder Dry on Religious LibertyThe ruling in favor of a Catholic foster-care agency was a setback for LGBTQ equality, but conservative justices could have gone much further.
  8. voting rights
    Democrats Need a New Plan to Defend Voting RightsThe outlook is dim for voting-rights legislation. DOJ enforcement and voter mobilization may be Democrats’ best shot for defending democracy.
  9. u.s. supreme court
    Is Roe v. Wade Now Doomed?We’ve been here before, when the Supreme Court surprised everyone in 1992 by upholding the right to choose. But this new challenge doesn’t look good.
  10. guns
    Supreme Court Accepts Case That Could Overturn State Gun LawsA New York concealed-carry licensing regulation that requires demonstration of a distinctive need for self-defense outside the home could soon fall.
  11. politics
    Why Is the Supreme Court Hesitating on Abortion?With a solidly conservative bloc on the bench, a decision on whether to hear a big case is all the more mysterious.
  12. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Don’t Even Want to Have an Impeachment TrialDemocrats will force the trial to go forward, but the odds of a conviction are low and getting lower.
  13. abortion
    Can Biden and Democrats Protect Abortion Rights From Trump’s Judges?The worst was averted when Trump lost and Democrats won control of the Senate. But an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court could strike soon.
  14. impeachment trial
    Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Will Be a Democratic ProductionThe question of whether a former president can be tried and then banned from future office will hang over Trump’s second trial from the get-go.
  15. impeachment
    Who Will Be in Charge of Trump’s Impeachment Trial?Why it may not be Chief Justice John Roberts this time around.
  16. supreme court
    Roberts and Kavanaugh Signal They May Save ObamacareTwo members of the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc indicate even if part of Obamacare is declared unconstitutional, the bulk of it will survive.
  17. vision 2020
    What Donald Trump Wants the Supreme Court to Do to Help Him WinTrump may ask the Supreme Court’s conservative majority to kill ballots postmarked by Election Day but received later.
  18. supreme court
    Trump’s Justices Show How They Might Help Him in Contested ElectionGorsuch defends Republican state legislatures’ power over election disputes. Kavanaugh echoes Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots. Be very afraid.
  19. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Stops GOP Effort to Reject Tons of Ballots in PennsylvaniaThe 4-4 decision was a setback for Republicans, but it might have gone differently if Amy Coney Barrett were already confirmed.
  20. supreme court
    How a New Conservative Justice Could Affect the Supreme CourtA conservative Court would move to the right even more than arithmetic suggests on key issues like abortion as Roberts abandons his balancing role.
  21. supreme court
    Trump Adds Cotton, Cruz, and Hawley to His Supreme Court Prospect ListIf you think a Justice Kavanaugh is bad, consider Justice Cotton, Justice Cruz, or Justice Hawley.
  22. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Lets Rhode Island Relax Voting by Mail RequirementsAfter refusing to require accommodations for voting in a pandemic, the Court did allow states to do so themselves.
  23. supreme court
    Pence Goes After John Roberts As ‘Disappointment to Conservatives’In an interview with a Christian right journalist, the VP promises that Trump will consummate a judicial counterrevolution in his second term.
  24. vision 2020
    Can Trump Make the Supreme Court a Campaign Issue Again?Trump-appointed justices didn’t give conservatives everything they hoped for. That only raises the stakes in November.
  25. supreme court
    Roberts Rejoins Supreme Court Conservatives to Boost Religious SchoolsIt was a relatively narrow decision but it showed where a future Supreme Court committed to expanding religious privileges might go.
  26. supreme court
    Supreme Court Restricts Independence of CFPB, But Doesn’t Kill ItIt was a glass-half-full, glass-half-empty decision that displeased those who want to kill or insulate independent agencies.
  27. supreme court
    Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana Abortion RestrictionsIn the end, Chief Justice Roberts couldn’t go along with a quick reversal of a recent precedent.
  28. obamacare
    Trump, Intent on Self-Destruction, Asks Supreme Court to Kill ObamacareWhen you’re struggling in the polls amid a pandemic, renewing your fight to strip health coverage from millions of Americans isn’t a great move.
  29. supreme court
    Supreme Court Thwarts Trump’s Effort to Kill DACAThe Court rebuked Trump for the second time this week, blocking him from ending the program that protects Dreamers from deportation, for now.
  30. the law
    The Supreme Court’s Unlikely IntersectionalityGorsuch and Roberts may never admit it, but with today’s ruling they rejected the pitting of historically marginalized groups against each other.
  31. the national circus
    Frank Rich: John Roberts’s Wisconsin ShameThe Chief Justice’s latest assault on minority voting rights does not bode well for November.
  32. supreme court
    Roberts Rebukes Schumer for ‘Threatening’ Statement to Kavanaugh and GorsuchThe Chief Justice called out Schumer’s claim that the Trump appointees “won’t know what hit” them if they uphold a law restricting abortion rights.
  33. abortion
    The Next Big Abortion Case Comes Down to John RobertsClinics and their attorneys must appeal to Chief Justice Roberts, a devout Catholic who has never voted against an abortion restriction.
  34. impeachment
    Roberts Won’t Let Paul Take Senate Down the Whistleblower Rabbit HolePaul’s question, which Roberts refused to read, named the whistleblower. But the broader issue is the effort to make Trump’s trial focus on Democrats.
  35. impeachment
    The Trump Trial Isn’t a Criminal Proceeding, and the Senators Aren’t JurorsIt’s easier to understand an impeachment trial via analogies to criminal proceedings, but it’s dangerously inaccurate, too.
  36. impeachment
    Mitch McConnell’s Impeachment Trial StrategyMcConnell wants the trial to unfold rapidly, but has backup plans in case things go awry and the Senate agrees to hear witnesses.
  37. trump impeachment
    Bad News, John Roberts Will Not Wear a Striped Robe for Impeachment TrialThe impeachment trial just got a little less sartorially interesting.
  38. impeachment
    It’s Time for Pelosi and McConnell to Make Some Big Impeachment Trial DecisionsThe impeachment trial schedule should be set by week’s end, and the initial skirmishing in the Senate over rules will soon begin.
  39. john roberts
    Man Who Gutted Voting Rights Says Americans ‘Take Democracy for Granted’John Roberts wants you to know that the unelected judges who keep sidelining voters and empowering plutocrats are the guardians of our democracy.
  40. trump impeachment
    Trump Warms to Idea of a Long Impeachment Show TrialAfter pushing Senate Republicans for no trial, or at least a quick one, Trump may try to put the Bidens and other Democrats on trial in the Senate.
  41. impeachment
    No, the Supreme Court Is Not Going to Stop Trump ImpeachmentTrump’s threat to drag in the courts to stop the “witch hunt” is just another of his specious claims designed to stir up the MAGA base.
  42. abortion
    Here We Go: Supreme Court Accepts First Big Post-Kavanaugh Abortion CaseThe Court could begin the long march back to a pre–Roe v. Wade era by validating laws designed to shut down abortion providers.
  43. green new deal
    Another Obstacle for Climate Action: A Conservative Supreme CourtA new study suggests SCOTUS could obstruct the Green New Deal just as it once obstructed the original New Deal.
  44. obamacare
    Suit to Destroy Obamacare Slouches Toward Supreme CourtIf oral arguments in the Fifth Circuit are any indication, SCOTUS and the GOP will receive a “gift” they don’t need: the extinction of Obamacare.
  45. 2020 census
    Trump Toys With Delaying 2020 Census, Maybe Defying ConstitutionAfter the Supreme Court rejected his rationale for a citizenship question, Trump is mulling a pricy delay or perhaps constitutional brinkmanship.
  46. gerrymandering
    How Badly Did the Supreme Court Damage Democracy Today?Intelligencer staffers discuss consequential rulings on partisan gerrymandering and the U.S. census.
  47. supreme court
    Supreme Court Puts Census Citizenship Question on Hold — for NowIn a 5–4 decision, the Court told the Trump administration to supply a better rationale for a Census citizenship question. Whether it can is unclear.
  48. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Partisan GerrymanderingThe brief window for federal court scrutiny of an intensely anti-democratic practices has come and gone.
  49. supreme court
    Another SCOTUS Precedent Falls. Could Roe Be Next?For the second time this term, the court’s conservative majority has reversed a major Supreme Court precedent. Could Roe v. Wade be far behind?
  50. reproductive rights
    The Legal Fight Over Alabama’s Abortion Law BeginsOther, less drastic abortion laws are more likely to provide Supreme Court conservatives with the pretext to begin unraveling reproductive rights.
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