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John Roberts

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. gerrymandering
    How Badly Did the Supreme Court Damage Democracy Today?Intelligencer staffers discuss consequential rulings on partisan gerrymandering and the U.S. census.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. census
    How Disastrous Is Adding a Citizenship Question to the Census?Benjamin Hart and Ed Kilgore discuss SCOTUS’s apparent willingness to let the Trump administration get away with undercounting the population.
  9. vision 2020
    Democrats Don’t Want to ‘Pack the Supreme Court’ — They Want to Reform ItDemocrats are open to reforms that would prevent partisan majorities from dictating policy to a divided nation by fiat. That’s not “court packing.”
  10. supreme court
    Supreme Court Deals Blow to Anti-Abortion Movement, But It May Only Be TemporaryRoberts joined liberals in keeping a lower court from defying Supreme Court precedents. What that means for the future of Roe v. Wade is unclear.
  11. the kavanaugh hearings
    Most Americans Can’t Name a Supreme Court JusticeThis fact is crucial to a choice the Democrats made when deciding their strategy to oppose Kavanaugh
  12. supreme court
    Kavanaugh Thinks Roe v. Wade Is ‘Settled Law.’ That Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe.Kavanaugh echoes John Roberts’s assurance that he acknowledges precedents protecting abortion rights. But precedents have been and will be overturned.
  13. Kavanaugh Remains SCOTUS Front-runner Despite Right-Wing BacklashAbortion hard-liners and Bush haters are prominent in attacks on Kavanaugh, but he’s no Harriet Miers, and remains the front-runner for Trump’s nod.
  14. Are Democrats Crying Wolf on Threat to Abortion Rights?The threat to abortion rights is very real, even if conservatives have grown adept at pretending otherwise.
  15. Steps the Next Supreme Court Might Take to Roll Back Abortion RightsKennedy’s retirement doesn’t mean Roe will be overturned immediately, but a more conservative Court is likely to allow many new abortion restrictions.
  16. Supreme Court Topples Precedent to Hobble Public UnionsIn a major blow to labor, public-sector unions will have to represent nonmembers without compensation.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Supreme Court Not Amused by DoJ’s Argument on Deporting Naturalized Citizens“Oh, come on!” said Chief Justice Roberts on hearing the argument.
  25. 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.
  26. 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. 
  27. the supremes
    The Supreme Court Describes Cell-Phone ObsessionThe Court ruled unanimously that cell-phone searches require warrants.
  28. the supremes
    Scalia, Roberts Think Having Two Cell Phones Is Very Strange, SuspiciousThe Supreme Court continues its streak of not knowing much about technology.
  29. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Gay Marriage Triumphs, Roberts Be DamnedThe chief justice is no match for history.
  30. the supremes
    John Roberts Keeps Telling People About His Cash SituationApparently someone stole his credit card number.
  31. the supremes
    Roberts Skeptical DOMA Was About DiscriminationWhy is this hard to understand?
  32. equal rites
    Chief Justice’s Guest for Gay Marriage Arguments: His Lesbian CousinAnd her girlfriend.
  33. Frank Rich on the National Circus: The Fiscal Cliff Was a MolehillThe standoff is over but the ideological war will get much bloodier.
  34. the supremes
    Scalia Insists Justices Didn’t Bully Roberts Over ObamacareThe justices are still besties.
  35. the supremes
    Roberts Changed His Health Care Vote, Was Shunned by Other JusticesThey also left a strongly worded dissent in his locker.
  36. the supremes
    John Roberts Fleeing to Island FortressSounds like a smart choice.
  37. health carnage
    Roberts’s Tax Ruling Awkward for Obama, RomneyBoth of them are big, evil taxers now.
  38. 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.’
  39. cable news news
    John Roberts Jumps From CNN to Fox NewsThat is a long leap.
  40. the supremes
    Rest of Supreme Court Probably Bewildered by Scalia and Kagan’s Electronic Reading RectanglesOtherwise known as an iPad and a Kindle.
  41. cable news news
    Ken Jautz Already Shuffling Bodies at CNNAnd shoving some in the trunk.
  42. the supremes
    Justice Breyer Confounded by Watching The Social NetworkIt’s okay because none of the justices understand technology either.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. photo op
    These Guys Can’t Agree on AnythingThe latest official portrait of the Supreme Court is hilarious.
  47. the supremes
    Justice!Sonia Sotomayor takes her seat at the Supreme Court.
  48. 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.
  49. inaugur-nation!
    President Obama Retakes the Oath of Office, Just to Be SureOkay, now he’s DEFINITELY president.
  50. vice president … of laughs!
    Biden, As Is His Wont, Makes Politically Tactless JokeBut wet blanket Barack Obama didn’t seem to find it funny.
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