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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • For the record

    Voting rights: In the June 30 Section A, an article about the effects of the Supreme Court's decision striking down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act said Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote that black voter registration in Mississippi was 6.4%...
  • 'Daily Show,' Colbert slam Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act ruling

    'Daily Show,' Colbert slam Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act ruling
    On Tuesday night, John Oliver and Stephen Colbert blasted the Supreme Court for its controversial ruling that struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. The decision, as Oliver explained on “The Daily Show,” removed a part of...
  • Proposition 8: Kind of a victory

    Proposition 8: Kind of a victory
    Is this a victory? In a practical sense, it’s tremendous news that the U.S. Supreme Court has paved the way for same-sex marriages to eventually resume in California. But as a statement of gay rights, the decision to return the case to the lower...
  • Prop 8: Gov. Brown calls for gay marriages to resume, may take weeks

    Prop 8: Gov. Brown calls for gay marriages to resume, may take weeks
    Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all California counties to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples once a lower court acts to implement Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling, which will open the path for such weddings to resume. “After years of struggle,...
  • Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage might not end battle

    Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage might not end battle
    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Proposition 8 brought immediate calls for gay marriage to resume in California. In Los Angeles, the head of the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center called Wednesday's decision a "historic victory" in what she described as...
  • Opponents of same-sex marriage blast court ruling on Prop. 8

    Opponents of same-sex marriage blast court ruling on Prop. 8
    SACRAMENTO -- Opponents of same-sex marriage in California are unsure of their next step after Wednesday's ruling from the country's highest court invalidated Proposition 8. "The U.S. Supreme Court has done the work of the homosexual activist agenda,"...
  • Prop. 8: John Roberts' lesbian cousin 'absolutely' proud of ruling

    Prop. 8: John Roberts' lesbian cousin 'absolutely' proud of ruling
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The lesbian cousin of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Wednesday she was “absolutely” proud of the procedural ruling he authored that will permit her and her partner to marry in the months ahead. Jean Podrasky, 49, a...
  • Prop. 8: Court officials await green light for gay marriages

    Prop. 8: Court officials await green light for gay marriages
    Despite calls from state officials for same-sex marriages in California to resume immediately, federal court procedures mean it could be nearly a month before gay couples in the state can say “I do" and be recognized as married. Just before noon...
  • Prop. 8 battle gives Jerry Brown link to his father

    Prop. 8 battle gives Jerry Brown link to his father
    SACRAMENTO -- When Gov. Jerry Brown decided he wouldn't defend California's ban same-sex marriage in court, he was following in the footsteps of his father, former Gov. Pat Brown. Both men decided they wouldn't go to bat for voter-approved measures...
  • Scalia is winner in Supreme Court voting rights ruling

    Scalia is winner in Supreme Court voting rights ruling
    I have read that there were gasps in the Supreme Court during arguments last February when Justice Antonin Scalia described the 1965 Voting Rights Act, one of the great achievements of the Civil Rights era, as a “racial entitlement.” At...
  • Goldberg: A ruling on racial progress

    Goldberg: A ruling on racial progress
    I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local officials to get permission, or...