John Roberts

Republicans ask Supreme Court to block redistricting order

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to block enforcement of an order throwing out the state's …

Judiciary

Teaching Children Not to Come in From the Cold

At a recent holiday gathering, I was with some adults inside the house while the children were outside playing some team sport. It was bitterly cold …

Conservative View

Can the 'Automobile Exception' Run Over the Fourth Amendment?

The Supreme Court has long held that police don't need a warrant to search a motor vehicle if they have probable cause to think it contains evidence …

Judiciary

Supreme Court clerks are overwhelmingly white and male. Just like 20 years ago.

These powerful positions are tickets to top-tier legal careers. I didn't find many minorities or women in my first analysis. They're still rare today.<p>Nearly 20 years ago, USA TODAY reported on a first-ever study of the powerful young law clerks who are hired by the U.S. Supreme Court to help …

U.S. Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roberts Stands against Sexual Harassment and Trump’s Anti-Woman, Anti-Worker Values

While Donald Trump, as we have heard in the infamous <i>Planet Hollywood</i> tape, gloats about how his wealth and power enable him to violate women sexually …

Liberal View

What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (January 2, 2018).<p>Iran was hit by the biggest wave of protests in almost a decade, and the Trump administration warned against a crackdown …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Chief Justice Roberts’ Year-End Report: Judiciary 'Not Immune' from Sexual Harassment

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Law

Chief Justice Roberts announces sexual harassment moves, touts disaster response in year-end report

<b>(CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts announced in an annual report on Sunday that he has called for an evaluation of how the judicial branch handles allegations of sexual harassment.<p>In his year-end report on the state of the judiciary, Roberts said recent events "have illuminated the …

U.S. Politics

'I Wish You Bad Luck,' He Said With Good Intentions

‘I wish you bad luck,” said the chief justice of the United States.<p>He meant for those words, delivered last spring, to express encouragement and optimism.<p>The year now ending has been filled with a ceaseless cascade of ugly, angry verbiage aimed in every possible direction.<p>Yet as 2017 concludes and …

Opinion

Chief Justice Roberts calls for review of procedures for protecting court employees from misconduct

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday called for a review of the federal judiciary's procedures for protecting court employees from misconduct, two days after a prominent federal judge resigned under a cloud of sexual abuse allegations by former law clerks.<p>James Duff, director …

U.S. Politics

Why Justice Gorsuch May Have Avoided the Word “Privacy” at the Carpenter Oral Argument

Posted in: Constitutional Law<p>Late last month, the US Supreme Court heard argument in Carpenter v. United States. The issue presented was whether the …

Law

Chief Justice Roberts Sends Kozinski Inquiry To Another Judicial Council

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has transferred a formal investigation into sexual harassment claims from the West Coast to the federal appeals court based in New York. The transfer came at the request of the chief judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals based in California. That court …

News

Father found to have shaken baby could care for her again, judge says

The girl, now two, suffered a "catastrophic collapse" when four months old and stopped breathing for around six minutes.<p>Council social services …

News (Ireland)

Commentary: Tolerance, wedding cakes, and a free society

Washington D.C., Dec 7, 2017 / 11:11 am (CNA).- This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of <i>Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado</i> …

Equality

In Masterpiece, the Supreme Court Grapples With a Problem of Its Own Making

Posted: Dec 06, 2017 9:15 AM<p>At Tuesday’s oral argument in <i>Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission</i>—which will decide whether baker …

Equality

Americans don't want phones searched without a warrant

Commentary: A new survey offers a fascinating view of how much privacy Americans are prepared to give up for national security.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The mere thought sends a shudder to many a traveler.<p>What if government …

Privacy

Might Religious Liberty Actually Win This Round?

Well, Think Progress thinks things went regressively at the Supreme Court today, in oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Excerpt:<p>Things …

Conservative View

In Wedding-Cake Case, Justices Weigh Gay Rights and Religion

WASHINGTON—Supreme Court justices wrestled with competing visions of individual rights Tuesday, vigorously debating a legal collision between a baker whose Christian faith condemns same-sex marriage and a state law requiring him to sell wedding cakes without regard to sexual orientation.<p>The case …

Equality

Fox News' John Roberts Mocks White House Over Cancelled Oval Office Pool Spray

Fox News' Chief White House correspondent mocks the Trump administration for canceling today's oval office pool spray after Gen. Flynn plea came …

Liberal View

Chief Justice Roberts says courts will take closer look at how to prevent sexual harassment of clerks

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John G. Roberts said Sunday that the federal court system needs to examine its rules and procedures to make sure law …

Liberal View

Supreme Court seems split on Oil States constitutionality challenge to IPR proceedings - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Earlier today the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in <i>Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Green’s Energy Group, LLC</i>, the case that will …

Patents

If You Care About Digital Privacy, You Need to Know About This Supreme Court Case

Carpenter vs. United States and the question of how easily the government gets to track you.<p>A string of armed robberies could be deeply connected to your digital privacy, and how easily the government can track you and your phone in the future. The reason is a case that's set to hit the Supreme …

Privacy

Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Case That Could Overturn Major Patent Reform

At the Supreme Court on Monday, the Justices heard arguments in a patent case about whether a federal agency review process impermissibly wields judicial power. The system, created by Congress in 2011 as part of the America Invents Act, determines if a patent has been correctly granted if there is …

Judiciary

A plaque shows where legendary harpist lived in Newtown

THREE descendants of the legendary Romani Gypsy triple harpist, John Roberts, joined schoolchildren to unveil a plaque in his memory in Newtown.<p>The …

Wales

Obamacare Repeal and Tax Reform: Some Conservatives Should Apologize to Chief Justice Roberts

As Congress prepares to vote today on the GOP tax reform bill that now includes a repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate (and there are …

Conservative View

Who's talking to whom about free speech?

I came across this picture of the current Supreme Court justices. It must have been taken in an unguarded moment just before their annual formal …

U.S. Supreme Court

Do Courtesy Titles Matter?

I like to think I’m not fussy about honorifics. I don’t tell my undergraduate students how to address me. The current convention seems to be <i>Professor</i> …

Education

Cooper Quotas

North Carolina governor Roy Cooper (D) announced yesterday a statewide goal of 10 percent for government contracting with minority-owned firms …

North Carolina

If John Roberts Follows His Precedents, He Will Vote to Protect Gay Couples From Discriminatory Cake-Makers

There’s been a lot of rightful focus on Anthony Kennedy ahead of <i>Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission</i><i>,</i> this Supreme Court term’s …

Equality

Janet Jackson’s John Roberts

<b>“I’ve been a Tama artist since 2002,”</b> says Roberts, who’s back on the road with Janet Jackson after the singer took some time off to tend to personal …

Guitar