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Lifetime judicial politicians their predispositions in unpredictable ways, but they are obviously guided by their right or left leanings. Chief Justice John Roberts' claim during his confirmation hearing that they're ideally an "umpire," has become a laugh line...

...filled.Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for himself, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence...appointees who subsequently won Senate confirmation include Chief Justice Earl Warren and Justice William Brennan, Federal Reserve...
Rich Lowry: The First Amendment is such a nuisance

...neo-Nazis, but not for people trying to give money to political parties or candidates. In his decision for the court, Chief Justice John Roberts noted that contributing to a candidate is political participation just like volunteering for a campaign...
Cal Thomas: Court rules on public prayer

...salaries and textbooks, so long as they related to instruction on secular subjects also taught in the public schools. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger ... said the law violated the First Amendment's prohibition of government establishment of religion...
What others say: Need for change to Judicial Council hasn't been demonstrated

...Constitution presently allows.Retired Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti, in written testimony about SJR 21...process," he said.The current system, the former chief justice wrote, "helped produced a judiciary that throughout...
What others say: Judicial selection for Alaska

...Council, which consists of three non-attorney Alaskans and three Alaska attorneys. The state Supreme Court's chief justice participates as chair, and votes rarely, only to break a tie. House Bill 33 seeks to change the makeup of the Council...
Divided court upholds residency rules

...allowable absence to be outside Alaska more than 180 days for things like college or a military deployment.Now-former Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti, writing for the majority, said the six-month residency requirement was intended to determine...

...and demonstrably erred," Scalia said in an opinion that was joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas.Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy did not write separately or join any opinion Tuesday, but because it takes...
Carpeneti opposes Judicial Council change

JUNEAU - A former chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court said...legislative confirmation. The chief justice of the state Supreme Court serves...council or the actions of the chief justice but rather is seeking to improve...

...colleagues on display in his chambers during a 2009 C-Span interview. His own is currently in the works. And former Chief Justice William Rehnquist sent a thank-you note for his, which was the first to come out in 2003."Thank you for the 'bobble-head...
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