roberts court

Opinion
Progressives largely see the Roberts Court as politically neutral. They should get their heads out of the sand.
Politics
Some of the air has begun to leak out of the Trump bubble, but the fundamental split in the GOP remains. Hillary Clinton's path to nomination narrowed after Wisconsin, spurring Bernie Sanders to greater efforts in New York, which is genuinely the Big Apple for both parties this year.
Politics
All-in-all, we have a pretty decent system with regards to legal jurisprudence, but there are purists left and right who would dismantle it. Because it is imperfect and jury-rigged, it is vulnerable to their jibes.These days it is the right that seems to hold the cards (or votes) on the Supreme Court.
Politics
If a majority of the justices get their way, the rules of the democratic process could get tougher than ever before.
Politics
The Supreme Court speaks not only through its rulings in cases argued before it, but also through its choice not to hear certain cases -- the ones denied certiorari, in legal lingo. By refusing to hear claims brought by victims of Bush-era torture and detention practices, and failing to decisively reject the government's array of bad excuses for denying them a modicum of justice, the Court in recent years has sent an appalling message of indifference and impunity. These missing cases constitute a profound stain on the court's record, and they are worth recalling on this week's tenth anniversary of John Roberts's swearing-in as Chief Justice.
Politics
Pay-to-play restrictions constitute desperately-needed government contracting reform -- designed to preserve the integrity of the government contracting process and save taxpayer dollars -- not campaign finance reform. Even the Roberts Court may well see this.
Politics
Americans expect justices differ. But they also expect the Court to be the place those differences, particularly in cases that affect people's rights, are carefully explained in written opinions, and are reached only after extensive written and public oral argument. Recently, however, the Roberts Court has abandoned that principled process.
Impact
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San Francisco
The answer is clearly yes if we consider the fact that, the Roberts Court notwithstanding, corporations aren't really actual
Religion
Don't say I didn't warn you what a Supreme Court led by a Chief Justice John Roberts would be like on separation of church and state. In 2005, I was invited to be an expert witness in the Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings on John Roberts appointment to be Chief Justice.
Politics
The "conservative" justices on the Roberts Court are often passionately restrained in their interpretation of the Constitution in precisely the cases in which a more muscular form of judicial review is most appropriate -- those involving discrimination against African Americans, women, Hispanics, religious dissenters, gays and lesbians, persons accused of crime, and denial of the right to vote to minorities and the poor. In these cases, our contemporary "conservative" justices often err on the side of upholding laws that even Philip Kurland would have found unconstitutional. This is, in my view, a sad state of affairs.
Politics
Government advocates have watched with dismay as the Supreme Court has systematically dismantled campaign finance laws, all while making it harder for individual Americans to secure their right to vote. This pattern isn't just the result of the conservative justices' misreading of the Constitution.
Politics
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Politics
Chief Justice Roberts has cultivated a public image as a less-than-right-wing zealot, while actually amassing a record certain to excite members of the Chamber of Commerce and Tea Party alike.
Politics
Ronald Reagan did the nation a lasting disservice by bringing into our politics in a huge way the Jerry Falwells and Pat Robertsons of this world. Thirty years later this Reagan coalition is still going strong.
Politics
For one, expect to see the Supreme Court take up affirmative action again. On Monday, the court by 7-1 sent the University
Politics
Although the two new justices in the mid-2000s did not change the 5-4 conservative majority on the court, they forged a different kind of conservative majority. Toobin and I discussed his books and the current state of the Supreme Court earlier this week by email.
Business
A study recently found that the Roberts Court is the most business-friendly of any court in at least the last 65 years. More alarmingly, the top two justices most likely to vote in favor of big business -- out of all justices since 1946 -- are Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Politics
And this is no accident. Instead, it's a reflection, in part, of a concerted effort by the Chamber to shape the Court's docket