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Obama needs a neutral Supreme Court justice

...among four liberals (John Paul Stevens, Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer), four conservatives (John G. Roberts Jr., Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr.), and one man in the middle (Anthony M. Kennedy...
Chief Justice Roberts reaches for greatness law, while at the same time cutting back on established understandings of federal power, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. claimed the current Supreme Court as his own, and began to build for himself a legacy of greatness.Over the...
This Day in History

...abortion-inducing drug RU-486 be approved. In 2005, President Bush announced his choice of federal appeals court judge John G. Roberts Jr. to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Roberts ended up succeeding Chief Justice William H...
This Day in History

...Laden and his followers as the United States pressed its military and diplomatic campaign against terror. In 2005, John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the nation's 17th chief justice after winning Senate confirmation. In the world In 1829...
2nd Amendment Gun rights and Chicago's ban states by being "incorporated" in the 14th Amendment. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., joined by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony M. Kennedy, said the incorporation of the right was accomplished by...
Outside editorial: Voter cynicism now extends to the Supreme Court

...the court will throw out all or part of the 2010 health-care law. Earlier speculation had been that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. might be loath to vote against the health-care law out of fear for the court's reputation. The poll suggests...
Outside editorial: Miranda rights for schoolchildren

...different ages. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. asked about situations in which a child's age was unclear. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. questioned whether age is a guide to immaturity. "Some 15-year-olds," he said, "know a lot more than...
Outside editorial: Supreme Court made right call on Church's funeral protests

...funeral of an army corporal. Westboro church members had to carry out their mindless picketing far away. Chief Justice John G. Roberts' written opinion on Wednesday did a masterful job outlining what was at stake in the decision: "Westboro's funeral...
For court nominees, justice is rough

...partisan if they torpedoed such a well-credentialed judge. George W. Bush followed Reagan's strategy in appointing John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito Jr., clearly conservative jurists whose news clippings teemed with so many superlatives...
Outside editorial: Sonia Sotomayor proves qualified for confirmation

...allow personal prejudices or preferences to trump the clear commands of the law. In calling for the confirmation of John G. Roberts Jr. as chief justice in 2005 and urging Democrats to support President George W. Bush's nominee, we noted that...


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