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Cal Thomas: Until the court do us part?

...state's decision as to shape its own marriage laws." And now this court could do precisely that.Chief Justice John Roberts told the plaintiff's attorneys on Tuesday, "But if you prevail here, there will be no more debate. ... People...
Federal health insurance aid in doubt for nearly 8 million

...During oral arguments last week, the court seemed divided. The outcome seems to hinge on the votes of Chief Justice John Roberts, who saved the law in another case three years ago, and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who asked skeptical questions of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

...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...


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