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...the contours of his legacy with the help of unlikely allies in Congress and the Supreme Court.Led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the high court preserved Obama's signature health care law Thursday, hours before a Republican-controlled Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26
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Court: Texas abortion clinics stay open

...court steps in, the hearing and the eventual ruling would come amid the 2016 presidential campaign.Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas would have allowed the state to move ahead with regulations...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-30/court-texas-abortion-clinics-stay-ope
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Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

...court is not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in dissent. Roberts read a summary of his dissent from the bench, the first time he has done so in nearly 10...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/supreme-court-extends-gay-marriage-nati
State
My Turn: The nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act are loose

...seems a stretch that language that only mentions state exchanges would be read to include a federal one.Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the six to three majority, explained the expansive interpretation of this federal statute as reasonable...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-29/my-turn-nuts-and-bolts-affordable-car
Opinion
Obamacare survives second fight

...Republican vote in 2010 and has now withstood two stern challenges at the Supreme Court.At the court, Chief Justice John Roberts again wrote the opinion in support of the law, just as he did in 2012. His four liberal colleagues were with him three...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26/obamacare-survives-second-fight
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'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

...death spiral," using a term for market collapse.Oral arguments on March 4 revealed a divided court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy seemingly are key to the outcome, which won't be known until late June.If the subsidies...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/ugly-potential-fallout-supreme-court-
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Press should defend Citizens United, 1st Amendment

...be that [any] corporation could be required to use PAC funds rather than general treasury funds."Chief Justice John Roberts then asked, "And if they didn't, you could ban it?" to which Stewart said, "If they didn't, we could prohibit...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-24/press-should-defend-citizens-united-1
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Measures could inadvertently crimp the country's free-press guarantee

...media 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-15/alaska-editorial-measures-could-inadv
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: With or without Voting Rights Act, state's mission is clear

...representative democracy in jurisdictions where that right had been systematically and deliberately denied.Chief Justice John Roberts argued that while the act's enforcement formula made sense in the '60s and early '70s, the nation has changed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-07-09/alaska-editorial-or-without-voting-ri
Opinion
Roberts is well qualified for court

Judge John Roberts has everything necessary to become a Supreme Court justice - a keen mind, years of relevant experience and the near-universal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072505/let_20050725003.shtml
Opinion

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