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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Vernon voters testify in election fraud probe

    Vernon voters testify in election fraud probe
    Jason Roberts sat in a makeshift witness stand inside Vernon City Hall, looking increasingly irritated as an attorney peppered him with questions about his family's votes in a recent City Council election. "This is the first time I ever voted before,...
  • Individual mandate in healthcare was year's top consumer story

    Individual mandate in healthcare was year's top consumer story
    This was the year of the healthcare mandate. No other consumer story of 2012 comes close. In a split decision, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. casting the deciding vote, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the cornerstone of President Obama's...
  • Supreme Court seems willing to restore gay marriage in California

    Supreme Court seems willing to restore gay marriage in California
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, hearing arguments on the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage for the first time, appeared willing Tuesday to restore marital rights to gays and lesbians in California but uncomfortable with legalizing same-sex...
  • Supreme Court appears timid about expanding same-sex marriage

    Supreme Court appears timid about expanding same-sex marriage
    This week, the United States Supreme Court is delving into arguments about same-sex marriage and doing so with apparent reluctance and unease. Today, the justices will consider the federal Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal benefits to same-sex...
  • Supreme Court to rule on California's Prop. 8 ban on gay marriage

    Supreme Court to rule on California's Prop. 8 ban on gay marriage
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court set the stage Friday for a historic decision on gay rights, announcing it would hear appeals of rulings striking down California's Proposition 8 and the federal law denying benefits for legally married same-sex couples....
  • Reading Supreme Court tea leaves on 'Obamacare'

     
    It's a well-established practice among reporters covering the Supreme Court to look for clues to the outcome in the justices' questions, even though it can be a fool's errand. So it wasn't surprising to see numerous articles Tuesday declaring the......
  • Legal experts predict a Supreme Court win for 'Obamacare'

     
    Betting on whether the Supreme Court will declare "Obamacare" unconstitutional this year? At least some of the smart money is on "no." The American Bar Assn. devoted all 40 pages of the latest Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases......
  • The Supreme Court shouldn't make resume-padding a crime

     
    Wednesday was a bad day for liars at the Supreme Court. Even liberal justices seemed unsympathetic to a Pomona man who was prosecuted under a law known as the Stolen Valor Act for boasting at a public meeting that he......
  • Chief Justice Roberts says high court not exempt from ethics rules

     
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. assured the public that members of the Supreme Court are not “exempt” from the ethics rules for federal judges....
  • Supreme Court critical of EPA wetland order against Idaho couple

     
    The Supreme Court gave a sympathetic hearing Monday to an Idaho couple who were threatened with fines of up to $75,000 a day from the Environmental Protection Agency for starting to build a home near a pristine mountain lake. If an ordinary homeowner...
  • Indecency on TV: Supreme Court reluctant to ease profanity rules

     
    Indecency on broadcast airwaves: The Supreme Court seems reluctant to end the government’s historic policing of the broadcast airwaves and to strike down the “indecency” rules that guide prime-time TV shows....