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After Protests at Judges' Homes, Biden Speaks Out

They 'must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety'

(Newser) - President Biden on Monday expressed his support for judges after protesters converged on the private homes of two Supreme Court justices in the DC area over the weekend. "Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for...

Demonstrations Move to Homes of Justices

Roe supporters take issue to Roberts, Kavanaugh

(Newser) - Demonstrators met outside the Washington-area homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend to voice their opposition to overturning Roe v. Wade. "You don’t get to take away my bodily autonomy and get enjoy your Saturday at home," one protester said. "...

John Roberts Speaks Out on Supreme Court Leak

Chief justice calls it 'absolutely appalling'

(Newser) - Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts went forward with an event Thursday as planned, despite the controversy swirling around the leaked draft opinion showing the high court plans to dismantle Roe v. Wade. Speaking at a meeting of lawyers and judges at the 11th Circuit Judicial Conference, in what was...

Roberts Launches Investigation Into SCOTUS Leaker

Chief justice confirms draft opinion is authentic but says it is not a final ruling

(Newser) - Who's the leaker? The Supreme Court is launching an investigation to figure that out after Monday's bombshell disclosure regarding a monumental abortion decision. "This was a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court," said Chief Justice John Roberts in...

NPR's Nina Totenberg Fires Back at Public Editor
NPR's Supreme Court
Story Takes Another Turn
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NPR's Supreme Court Story Takes Another Turn

Reporter Nina Totenberg defends it, rejects public editor's clarification

(Newser) - The saga over an NPR report on the Supreme Court continues. Veteran reporter Nina Totenberg is dismissing criticism from her outlet's public editor about a story Totenberg wrote about justice Neil Gorsuch's decision to forgo a mask while on the bench. Here's how it has unfolded:
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Biden's Vaccine Mandates in Hands of Supreme Court

Ruling could come within days, or perhaps weeks

(Newser) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration states the federal vaccination or testing requirements for businesses with 100 or more employees, affecting more than 84 million workers, will push 22 million people to get vaccinated, save more than 6,500 lives, and prevent 250,000 hospitalizations owing to COVID-19 over the...

Roberts: Courts Don't Need Ethics Help From Congress

Chief justice says judiciary needs to solve its problems on its own to stay independent

(Newser) - There have been ethical lapses by federal judges, Chief Justice John Roberts has conceded. And as a workplace, the court system has not been free of discrimination and harassment, the Washington Post reports. But he cited the principle of judicial independence in arguing that courts should be left alone to...

Only 3 Federal Officials Viewed Favorably by Most in US

John Roberts, the Fed's Jerome Powell, and Anthony Fauci

(Newser) - Gallup put the names of 11 federal officials in front of Americans in a new survey, and only three registered positive ratings from the majority of respondents. The clear No. 1 was Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (60%), followed by Fed chief Jerome Powell (53%) and Dr. Anthony Fauci...

Supreme Court Questions Limits of New York Gun Law

Roberts sounds open to overturning state restrictions

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed ready to strike down a restrictive New York gun permitting law, but the justices also seemed worried that a broad ruling could threaten gun restrictions on subways, bars, stadiums, and other gathering places. The court was hearing arguments in its biggest guns case in...

Supreme Court's Interesting New Math: 3-3-3
Supreme Court's Interesting
New Math: 3-3-3
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Supreme Court's Interesting New Math: 3-3-3

The 6-3 conservative majority isn't issuing decisions quite as expected, at least so far

(Newser) - When Amy Coney Barrett replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court last year, it resulted in what is usually described as a 6-3 advantage for conservatives over liberals on the court. But two big decisions Thursday— one on ObamaCare and the other on a Catholic group that refuses to...

In First Solo Dissent, Roberts Warns About 'Fighting Over Farthings'
In First Solo Dissent,
Roberts Warns About
'Fighting Over Farthings'
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In First Solo Dissent, Roberts Warns About 'Fighting Over Farthings'

He says his colleagues are 'turning judges into advice columnists'

(Newser) - Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts raised eyebrows Monday with his first-ever solo dissent, in which he warned against encouraging litigants to "fight over farthings." Roberts disagreed with the other eight justices, who ruled in favor of reviving a case that had been declared moot by lower courts...

Court Decides Policy Change Didn't Make $1 Lawsuit Moot

Student stopped from handing out religious material on campus has graduated

(Newser) - The Supreme Court is reviving a lawsuit brought by a Georgia college student who sued school officials after being prevented from distributing Christian literature on campus. The high court sided 8-1 with the student, Chike Uzuegbunam, and against Georgia Gwinnett College. Uzuegbunam has since graduated, and the public school in...

Senator to Stand In for Roberts in Trump's Trial

Chief justice isn't obligated to preside over Senate trials of non-presidents

(Newser) - Promising to "not waver from my constitutional and sworn obligations to administer the trial with fairness, in accordance with the Constitution and the laws," Sen. Patrick Leahy confirmed Monday that he'll preside over the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. The Vermont Democrat is the majority party's...

Pence Publicly Swipes at John Roberts

It's the first time he or the president have called out the chief justice by name

(Newser) - Mike Pence called out Chief Justice John Roberts by name in a TV interview set to air Thursday, and it wasn't to compliment him. "We have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States but Chief Justice Roberts has been a disappointment to...

Where Is John Roberts Leading the Court?
One Trait Helps Define
John Roberts' Court
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One Trait Helps Define John Roberts' Court

Chief justice is an 'institutionalist'

(Newser) - The Supreme Court's unusual term has come to an end, and Chief Justice John Roberts managed to anger President Trump on multiple occasions, including on DACA , gay rights , abortion , and the privacy of Trump's own financial records . So what's going on with Roberts, a 65-year-old lifelong conservative?...

Chief Justice Fell in June, Was Hospitalized

Supreme Court rep says injury was not serious

(Newser) - John Roberts fell while walking near his home on June 21 and was briefly hospitalized, a spokesperson for the US Supreme Court's chief justice said Tuesday. "The Chief Justice was treated at a local hospital on June 21 for an injury to his forehead sustained in a fall...

Supreme Court Gives Victory to Conservatives on Schools

Upholds Montana program that aids religious schools

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling, per the AP . The court's 5-4 ruling, with conservatives in the majority, came in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program...

Big Win for Abortion Opponents? Not So Fast
Victory for Abortion Rights
Might Be Short-Lived
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Victory for Abortion Rights Might Be Short-Lived

Analyses point out that John Roberts had a very narrow rationale in Louisiana case

(Newser) - On the surface, Monday's Supreme Court decision on abortion seems like a major victory for the pro-choice movement, especially with John Roberts siding with the court's four more liberal members. The 5-4 decision struck down a strict Louisiana law regarding doctors' admitting privileges that would have effectively shut...

John Roberts Joins Liberals in Big Abortion Ruling

Supreme Court strikes down restrictive law in Louisiana

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era, per the AP . Chief Justice John Roberts joined with his four more liberal colleagues...

Supreme Court Hands Trump a Big Loss

Justices reject attempt to end protections for young immigrants

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Trump's effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign, per the AP . For now, those immigrants retain their protection from deportation and their authorization to work in the...

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