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Outside editorial: Zygotes with benefits

...overrule the Social Security Administration and hold that the children are entitled to survivor benefits. As Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. pointed out, the authors of the Social Security Act "never had any inkling about the situation that has arisen...
Outside editorial: Not so fast, nosy government

...information from the government, but most of the justices declined to do so. Instead, in his majority opinion, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. assumed for the purposes of argument that Americans have a constitutional right to "informational privacy" that...
Obama needs a neutral Supreme Court justice

...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). Obama's nominee will keep the liberal pack intact. But...
2nd Amendment Gun rights and Chicago's ban

...only to the federal government, were applied to 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...
Navigating the Supreme Court's GPS ruling

...Justice John Marshall Harlan put it in a 1967 case, there is a "reasonable expectation of privacy." As Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. noted in his concurring opinion this week, the 1967 case, which involved the placement of listening devices on...
Outside editorial: Miranda rights for schoolchildren

...the mentally handicapped and whether there should be different standards for children of 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...
For court nominees, justice is rough

...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 that resistance came to seem...


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