Tag Archives: John Roberts

Fox Host Deletes Tweet Questioning Vax Effectiveness

The Hill reports: Fox News anchor John Roberts deleted a tweet on Monday that suggested former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s death from COVID-19 complications raises “new concerns” about the long-term efficacy of inoculation. Powell’s family announced his death in a statement that also said the 84-year-old had been fully vaccinated. He also reportedly had been diagnosed from multiple myeloma, …

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Fox News: Oops, We Lied About Biden Banning Burgers

“On Friday, we told you about a study from the University of Michigan to give some perspective on President Biden’s ambitious climate change goals. “That research from 2020 found that cutting back how much red meat people eat would have a drastic impact on harmful greenhouse gas emissions. “The data was accurate, but a graphic and the script incorrectly implied …

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Questioning On Individual Mandate Suggests Roberts And Kavanaugh Inclined To Uphold Bulk Of Obamacare

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with whether all of Obamacare should be thrown out in a challenge by Republican-governed states, backed by President Donald Trump’s administration, with two conservative justices suggesting the law should remain intact even if one provision is struck down. Chief Justice John Roberts and fellow conservative Brett Kavanaugh both asked questions that …

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Pence Hits “Disappointing” SCOTUS Justice Roberts

Axios reports: Vice President Pence told the Christian Broadcast Network in an interview to be broadcast Thursday that Chief Justice John Roberts “has been a disappointment to conservatives.” The conservative Roberts has this year sided with the Supreme Court’s more liberal justices on abortion, LGBTQ discrimination and the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Roberts wrote last month’s ruling …

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John Roberts Was Hospitalized After Fall Last Month

The Washington Post reports: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. suffered a fall at a Maryland country club last month that required an overnight stay in the hospital, a Supreme Court spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday night. The 65-year-old chief justice was taken by ambulance to a hospital after the June 21 incident at the Chevy Chase Club, which was serious enough …

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Strikes Down Anti-Abortion Law

The Daily Beast reports: In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court reversed a Louisiana abortion law that opponents say would close all but one abortion clinic in the state and have lasting repercussions for reproductive rights across the country. The 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, written by Justice Breyer, will have effects far beyond Louisiana. Abortion …

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Roberts Faces Possibility Of Tied Vote On Witnesses

Politico reports: Ahead of a tight vote on whether to hear new witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the Senate is preparing for the possibility that this crucial roll call has an asterisk in the history books: it ends in a tie. And it’s a scenario that would suddenly put a spotlight on Chief Justice John Roberts. For weeks, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators And SCOTUS Chief Get Sworn In

ABC News reports: A bipartisan group of senators has been appointed to escort Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts into the Senate chamber to be sworn in to preside over the impeachment trial. The group includes two Democrats and two Republicans. They were recommended by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. They are Roy Blunt, Republican …

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SCOTUS Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law In 5-4 Vote

The Wall Street Journal reports: A divided Supreme Court late on Thursday blocked Louisiana from implementing abortion regulations that could limit the availability of the procedure in the state, in an interim action that could set the stage for the court to weigh in on abortion rights in the near future. The court’s action, which split the justices 5 to …

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Hair Furor Can’t Resist Hitting Back At SCOTUS Justice

Trump may end up regretting this attack: President Trump fired back at Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday after the leader of the Supreme Court rebuked the president over his criticism of “Obama judges.” Trump’s tweet came after Roberts released an unprecedented statement criticizing the president earlier Wednesday, saying the U.S. doesn’t have “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges …

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Chief Justice John Roberts Rebukes Trump On Judiciary

Reuters reports: U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday defended the federal judiciary a day after President Donald Trump referred to a judge who ruled against his policy limiting asylum for certain immigrants as an “Obama judge.” “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Roberts, a conservative who was appointed by Republican former …

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Fox News Reporter Takes Heat From Fellow Journalists For Pressing On After Trump’s Attack On CNN’s Acosta

The Wrap reports: Fox News correspondent John Roberts came under fire on Friday after declining to come to the aid of his fellow reporter Jim Acosta after Trump lambasted the journalist and CNN as “fake news.” During his joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump made it clear that he would not take any questions from his …

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How The Supreme Court Could Overturn Obergefell

Mark Joseph Stern writes at Slate: What happens if Kennedy is replaced by a Gorsuch-style conservative? At that point, Roberts would be free to rewrite Windsor and Obergefell however he wants. Roberts could remain faithful to the original text of both decisions. He could also reverse them. But the likeliest possibility is that Roberts first cuts them down to a …

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Matt Baume: Debunking The Dissents

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Matt Baume Recaps SCOTUS Arguments

Probably the best forecast you’ll see.

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Early Reports As Hearings Conclude

Johnson reports for the Washington Blade.

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SOUTH CAROLINA: AG Alan Wilson Files Stay Extension Demand With SCOTUS

Read the full demand at Equality Case Files.

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Plaintiffs Demand That Marriage Ruling Stay Ends On Thursday

The stay on South Carolina same-sex marriages is due to expire on Thursday. Late last night the plaintiffs in that case filed a motion in opposition to state Attorney General Alan Wilson’s demand that the stay be continued while he flails about with appeals. Via the Post & Courier: “Currently 34 states permit same-sex couples to marry, or recognize marriages …

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BREAKING: Full SCOTUS Continues Stay On Virginia Same-Sex Marriages

And of course they had to drag it down to the wire.

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Freep This Virginia Poll

The poll is here. Today is the day for Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to give us the decision or do nothing and allow the stay to expire. In the unlikely event that the stay is not continued, marriages commence tomorrow morning. At courthouses across the commonwealth, more than 60 clergy will stand ready on Thursday to perform ceremonies as …

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