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Bob Franken: Bench players

...another complain that they're anything but impartial. Blind, perhaps, but impartial.It was no accident that when John Roberts was convincing senators that they should approve him as chief justice of the United States, he described judges, including...

...his scheme and enlisted other crewmembers to lie."You make him sound like a mob boss or something," Chief Justice John Roberts said as laughter erupted in the court.The case started in 2007 when a Florida fish and wildlife officer inspected...
Soldotna man indicted on tax charges

...arrested at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Monday and arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Roberts on Tuesday.Back did not enter a plea Tuesday and was released under the supervision of the U.S. Probation and Pretrial...
Lifetime judicial politicians

...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, except maybe...

...vacancies that arise during that recess could be filled.Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for himself, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, said he would have upheld the reasoning of the U.S. Court of Appeals...
Rich Lowry: The First Amendment is such a nuisance

...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 or urging others...
Court decision seen as victory for state

...the decision effectively does away with the mandate, unless Congress comes up with a new formula that Chief Justice John Roberts said meets "current conditions" in the United States.Roberts said in the majority opinion that Congress, in renewing...

...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 five votes to...
What others say: Measures could crimp the free press that often are owned by corporations? Should the government eliminate their fundamental right as well?Justice John Roberts saw the problem with nullifying corporate speech rights when writing in the Citizens United decision: "(The) theory...
Corporations are speaking -- loudly What followed was an outcry from many on the left that the conservative-leaning court under Chief Justice John Roberts had opened the floodgates to big business influence over elections. But, like it or not, that's what the court...


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