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John Roberts

  1. the law
    It’s Donald Trump’s Supreme Court NowThe court’s decision upholding the president’s travel ban shows the that the conservative majority has no intention of standing up to him.
  2. the law
    The Supreme Court Just Put a Ding in the Surveillance StateChief Justice Roberts broke from his fellow conservatives to make cell-phone location data less accessible to cops.
  3. roe v. wade
    Trump Is the Most Substantively Anti-Abortion President EverOther Republican presidents have talked a good game against abortion. But Trump has delivered.
  4. Gorsuch Sides With Court Liberals — But Follows Scalia — in Deportation CaseIf someone can explain to Trump that his pet SCOTUS Justice was just following Scalia, he may remain calm about a decision stopping deportations.
  5. Clarence Thomas Angry That SCOTUS Doesn’t Love GunsThomas can’t seem to get three other conservative justices to get aggressive in defending gun rights. So he’s drawing attention to the problem.
  6. Are Republicans Violating Your Right Not to Vote?Maintaining the right to vote may depend on keeping people who don’t always vote on the rolls, as a Ohio case before the Supreme Court shows.
  7. the supremes
    The First Amendment Won Big at the Supreme Court TodayThe court handed down rulings that could make the Washington Redskins and anyone blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump very happy.
  8. Supreme Court Not Amused by DoJ’s Argument on Deporting Naturalized Citizens“Oh, come on!” said Chief Justice Roberts on hearing the argument.
  9. Get Used to Justice Gorsuch — He Might Still Be on the Supreme Court in 2050Officially sworn in today at age 49, he is young enough to threaten the record for longest SCOTUS tenure.
  10. Don’t Count on Justice Roberts Saving Obama’s Immigration Plan Court-watchers had thought the chief justice might find a procedural issue on which to reverse a lower-court invalidation. Oral arguments didn’t show much hope of that. 
  11. the supremes
    The Supreme Court Describes Cell-Phone ObsessionThe Court ruled unanimously that cell-phone searches require warrants.
  12. the supremes
    Scalia, Roberts Think Having Two Cell Phones Is Very Strange, SuspiciousThe Supreme Court continues its streak of not knowing much about technology.
  13. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Gay Marriage Triumphs, Roberts Be DamnedThe chief justice is no match for history.
  14. the supremes
    John Roberts Keeps Telling People About His Cash SituationApparently someone stole his credit card number.
  15. the supremes
    Roberts Skeptical DOMA Was About DiscriminationWhy is this hard to understand?
  16. equal rites
    Chief Justice’s Guest for Gay Marriage Arguments: His Lesbian CousinAnd her girlfriend.
  17. Frank Rich on the National Circus: The Fiscal Cliff Was a MolehillThe standoff is over but the ideological war will get much bloodier.
  18. the supremes
    Scalia Insists Justices Didn’t Bully Roberts Over ObamacareThe justices are still besties.
  19. the supremes
    Roberts Changed His Health Care Vote, Was Shunned by Other JusticesThey also left a strongly worded dissent in his locker.
  20. the supremes
    John Roberts Fleeing to Island FortressSounds like a smart choice.
  21. health carnage
    Roberts’s Tax Ruling Awkward for Obama, RomneyBoth of them are big, evil taxers now.
  22. supreme court
    The Country’s Brightest Legal Minds Are Preparing for a First-Grade Vocab QuizThe Supreme Court wants to know how to define words like ‘report’ and ‘delay.’
  23. cable news news
    John Roberts Jumps From CNN to Fox NewsThat is a long leap.
  24. the supremes
    Rest of Supreme Court Probably Bewildered by Scalia and Kagan’s Electronic Reading RectanglesOtherwise known as an iPad and a Kindle.
  25. cable news news
    Ken Jautz Already Shuffling Bodies at CNNAnd shoving some in the trunk.
  26. the supremes
    Justice Breyer Confounded by Watching The Social NetworkIt’s okay because none of the justices understand technology either.
  27. the supremes
    What’s It Like for the Other Justices When Someone Leaves the Supreme Court?John Roberts says it’s like losing a family member.
  28. the supremes
    The Long-Running John Roberts–Barack Obama Feud ContinuesRoberts finally gets around to taking umbrage at Obama’s State of the Union criticism.
  29. the supremes
    Here’s How the Rumor That John Roberts Is Retiring May Have Gotten StartedIt was the fault, fittingly, of a class of gullible 1Ls.
  30. photo op
    These Guys Can’t Agree on AnythingThe latest official portrait of the Supreme Court is hilarious.
  31. the supremes
    Justice!Sonia Sotomayor takes her seat at the Supreme Court.
  32. those were the 100 days
    Bailouts, Bankers, Brackets, and Bo: Obama’s First 100 DaysLet’s relive all of the memorable moments we’ve already forgotten.
  33. inaugur-nation!
    President Obama Retakes the Oath of Office, Just to Be SureOkay, now he’s DEFINITELY president.
  34. vice president … of laughs!
    Biden, As Is His Wont, Makes Politically Tactless JokeBut wet blanket Barack Obama didn’t seem to find it funny.
  35. inaugur-nation!
    Chief Justice Roberts Ruins Perfectly Nice CeremonyHey, John Roberts, you had one job to do today, and you blew it.
  36. company town
    The ‘Times’ Touches Upon Checkbook Journalism — With Two Fingers, Of CourseMEDIA • “OK!, the celebrity magazine, could not possibly have purchased all the attention it enjoyed in late December after it got the scoop that Jamie Lynn Spears, the younger and until then less sensational sister of the troubled pop queen Britney Spears, was three months pregnant. Or could it?” [NYT] • Josh Stein isn’t actually leaving Gawker; Emily Gould will write for Jezebel; Choire Sicha will continue contributing columns; and recently departed Wonkette editor Ken Layne returned after just a few months off the job. Can anyone escape the tentacles of Nick Denton? [HuffPo] • The Writers Guild plans to picket Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan O’Brien as the three late-night hosts return to the air. Letterman gets off easy since he struck a deal with the writers and may get a big boost since big stars (like Robin Williams, natch) won’t have to cross the pickets to go on his show. [NYO, NYT]
  37. company town
    GE Still Hearts NBC … For NowMEDIA • General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt said he’d postpone any decision on selling NBC until after the 2008 Olympics. Let’s just hope 30 Rock and Friday Night Lights last that long. [FT] • Doris Lessing beat out Philip Roth, who was rumored as a top candidate, for this year’s Nobel Prize in literature. It probably helps that Lessing’s most recent novel doesn’t involve an old geezer fucking a “luckless goy chick” in the face. [NYT, Hitchens/Atlantic] • FSG dominated this year’s National Book Award finalists, with five out of ten in fiction and nonfiction coming from the tweedy publisher’s lists. [NYT]
  38. company town
    Alan Greenspan: ‘Not My Fault’FINANCE • Alan Greenspan says don’t blame him for the credit crisis. He may not have understood the dangers until recently, but the former Fed chief claims there’s nothing he could have done. [NYP] • Who needs Wall Street 2 when Gordon Gekko is already back in the guise of Steve Schwarzman? The Blackstone founder just bought a big stake in a firm called BlueStar, the same name as the central company in the original Wall Street. [DealBook/NYT] • Big surprise: Funds that invest in Vice typically do far better than those that insist on Virtue. [NYT]
  39. company town
    Jeffrey Goldberg Wants a PonyMEDIA • Atlantic owner David Bradley sent ponies to Jeffrey Goldberg’s kids to help lure him away from The New Yorker. Seriously. [WP] • Just before the Dow Jones deal went through, the Bancrofts voted to double this quarter’s dividend for themselves [NYP] • Murdoch and Ailes’s next move? All-out war? (Wait, they’re not at war with everyone else already?) [Newsweek]