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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • 'Boobies,' the courts and free speech

    'Boobies,' the courts and free speech
    Forty-four years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that students in public schools don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." A federal appeals court last week offered an expansive — but...
  • The voting rights disaster

     The voting rights disaster
    It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
  • Supreme Court ignores new voting rights discrimination

    Supreme Court ignores new voting rights discrimination
    By gutting the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Supreme Court got some of the facts right, but failed to recognize the reality of continuing discrimination against African American voters. What the court got inarguably correct was that times have changed...
  • A liberal nightmare at the Supreme Court?

     A liberal nightmare at the Supreme Court?
    The Supreme Court will hear three cases during the 2013-14 term that might dramatically alter the landscape of constitutional law. Campaign finance reform, abortion and the separation of church and state are all on the agenda. When the dust settles, if...
  • Big money in politics: What are the limits?

     Big money in politics: What are the limits?
    Almost 40 years ago, in Buckley vs. Valeo, the Supreme Court ruled that Congress didn't violate the 1st Amendment when it imposed reasonable limits on contributions to political candidates and campaign committees in an attempt to check the role of big...
  • Campaign spending limits at issue in Supreme Court argument

    Campaign spending limits at issue in Supreme Court argument
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday morning in a case that could give wealthy Americans even more clout with lawmakers and political parties, lifting one of the final restrictions on handing out campaign money. Three...
  • Supreme Court appears divided in campaign finance case arguments

    Supreme Court appears divided in campaign finance case arguments
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether to give wealthy Americans even more clout in Congress by lifting the legal limit on how much they can give to candidates and their parties, with the outcome seeming likely to depend on...
  • The next Citizens United case?

    The next Citizens United case?
    If you think Citizens United has unleashed a torrent of cash and real corruption into our electoral system —and it has — brace yourself for something worse. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a campaign finance case that...
  • On campaign contributions, don't split the baby, Mr. Chief Justice

    On campaign contributions, don't split the baby, Mr. Chief Justice
    Going into Tuesday’s Supreme Court oral argument, supporters of limits on campaign contributions were afraid, very afraid, that a majority of the court would signal that it was ready to declare them unconstitutional. Based on questions and...
  • Supreme Court justices voice support for affirmative action ban

    Supreme Court justices voice support for affirmative action ban
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices signaled Tuesday they are likely to uphold a Michigan voter initiative that forbids its state universities from granting “preferential treatment” to applicants because of their...
  • Supreme Court to hear challenge to EPA powers on greenhouse gases

    Supreme Court to hear challenge to EPA powers on greenhouse gases
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration's ability to impose environmental regulations to limit greenhouse gases from stationary sources such as power plants, factories and...