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US supreme court gives conservatives the blues but what's really going on?

Donald Trump’s nomination of two justices seemed to have tilted the balance decisively but recent rulings have raised eyebrowsFor all the ominous twists of Donald Trump’s presidency, his placement on the US supreme court of two deeply conservative justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, inspired a special kind of foreboding for many liberals.With three conservatives already sitting on the court, the creation by Trump of a seemingly impregnable, five-vote conservative supreme court majority a...
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President Trump has transformed the federal courts, but John Roberts still leads them

The president's judicial appointments over 3½ years have moved the federal courts further to the right than any president since Ronald Reagan.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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John Roberts Was Already Chief Justice. But Now It’s His Court.

Chief Justice Roberts has replaced Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the member of the Supreme Court at its ideological center, and his vote is now the crucial one in closely divided cases.
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Fallout from Supreme Court decision to strike down Louisiana law on abortion clinic restrictions

The court ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the court's liberal justices; Trump 2020 senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis joins the debate.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Louisiana, Trump, John Roberts, Jenna Ellis


Opinion: How Roberts left the door open to more state limits on abortion

Chief Justice John Roberts provided on Monday the decisive vote to preserve access to abortion in Louisiana, a ringing victory for the clinics and doctors who spent years fighting a law they claimed would effectively ban the procedure in the state.
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How John Roberts left the door open to more state limits on abortion

Chief Justice John Roberts provided on Monday the decisive vote to preserve access to abortion in Louisiana, a ringing victory for the clinics and doctors who spent years fighting a law they claimed would effectively ban the procedure in the state.
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Conservatives Are Very Mad At Chief Justice John Roberts. Perhaps They Shouldn’t Be.

Instead of robot umps, the Supreme Court's leader wants conservatives to adjust to his strike zone.
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John Roberts Is No Pro-Choice Hero

The latest Supreme Court decision sets the stage for further attacks on abortion rights.
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Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people illegal, protect young immigrants from deportation and, as of Monday, struck down a Louisiana law that restricted abortion providers. As surprising, Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative nominated by President George W. Bush who has led ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Louisiana, George W Bush, John Roberts, Roberts


'The Roberts Court': U.S. chief justice cements pivotal role

Conservative U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts cemented his role as the Supreme Court's dominant figure by siding with the four liberal justices in a trio of major rulings this month including Monday's 5-4 decision striking down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law. Roberts, appointed in 2005 by Republican former President George W. Bush, also joined the liberals in a 6-3 decision on June 15 backing LGBT worker rights and a 5-4 ruling on June 18 thwarting President Donald Trump's bid to rescind p...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Lgbt, United States, Louisiana, Donald Trump, George W Bush, John Roberts, Roberts


Bob Woodward story on Kavanaugh's veracity 'pulled' during Senate hearings

Washington Post reportedly quashed a story undermining denial by supreme court justice that he was source for Watergate reporterBrett Kavanaugh lied about not being a source for the Watergate reporter Bob Woodward, but the Washington Post quashed the story while the supreme court justice’s confirmation hearings were ongoing, according to the New York Times.Media writer Ben Smith reported the story in a wide-ranging piece on the Post under the leadership of the executive editor, Marty Baron, publ...
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John Roberts shatters Supreme Court expectations

• SCOTUS blocks controversial abortion law • Toobin: Something is going on with Roberts • John Roberts defies Trump and conservatives with another legacy decision • Supreme Court declines border wall case
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John Roberts shatters expectations for the Supreme Court

Chief Justice John Roberts has shattered societal and political expectations of the conservative Supreme Court and thrust it -- and his stewardship -- to the center of the national scene.
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Supreme Court blocks controversial abortion law

• Toobin: Something is going on with John Roberts • John Roberts defies Trump and conservatives with another legacy decision
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Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Prostitution Requirement for Groups Fighting AIDS Abroad

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a requirement that foreign affiliates of U.S.-based health organizations pledge to oppose prostitution and sex trafficking in order to receive federal funding to combat HIV and AIDS overseas.The court ruled 5-to-3 that the government may enforce the pledge, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh penning the opinion for court's conservative majority.The court ruled previously in 2013 that the pledge against prostitution, which comes from a 2003 law, cannot be imposed ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, George W Bush, Trump, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Alliance for Open Society International


U.S. Supreme Court strikes down strict Louisiana abortion law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to anti-abortion advocates. In a 5-4 decision, with conservative Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberals in the majority, the Court struck down a Louisiana law placing restrictions on doctors who perform the procedure. The measure had required doctors who perform abortions to have a sometimes difficult-to-obtain formal affiliation called "admitting privileges" at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Court, Louisiana, Trump, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh


Shocker: Supreme Court Preserves Abortion Rights, Strikes Down Louisiana Hospital Privileges Law

The Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana abortion law that opponents say would have closed all but one abortion clinic in the state and had lasting repercussions for reproductive rights across the country.The Louisiana law, known as Act 620, would have required abortion providers to have the ability to admit patients at local hospitals. Supporters said the legislation promoted safety and continuity of care; abortion-rights advocates say it was a medically unnecessary restriction would force...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Court, States, Louisiana, Center For Reproductive Rights, Nancy Northup, Trump, Rose, Sonia Sotomayor, Wade, John Roberts, Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Breyer


With Roberts’ Assist, SCOTUS Strikes Down Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law

On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a win for abortion rights activists by striking down a clinic restriction law out of Louisiana. It was a five to four decision, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals in a concurring decision.  Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the majority, called the law “almost word-for-word identical” to a Texas law the Court struck down in 2016. The Court found that that “the law offers no significant health benefit” and that it will “make it im...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Court, Abortion, Louisiana, Donald Trump, John Roberts, Roberts, Roe, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, Hellerstedt, Whole Woman 's Health


Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. Chief Justice John Roberts and his four more liberal colleagues ruled that a law that requires doctors who perform abortions must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals violates abortion rights the court first announced in the landmark Roe v. Wade...
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Court says president can fire Consumer board head 'at will'

In a ruling underscoring the power of the president, the Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for the president to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The justices struck down restrictions Congress had written on when the president can remove the bureau’s director. “The agency may ... continue to operate, but its Director, in light of our decision, must be removable by the President at will,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote.
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Supreme court strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion law

Chief Justice John Roberts sided with liberal judges to rule that state’s efforts to restrict access to abortion was unconstitutionalThe US supreme court has upheld a woman’s constitutional right to obtain an abortion in the most-watched abortion case in decades.In a 5-4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with liberal judges to rule that Louisiana’s efforts to restrict access to abortion were unconstitutional.The case, June Medical Services v Russo, was a pivotal test of how the court’s ...
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Toobin: Why Roberts sided with liberal justices

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin breaks down the Supreme Court decision to block a Louisiana abortion law and why Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal justices.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Cnn, Stories, Louisiana, John Roberts, Jeffrey Toobin, Toobin, Roberts


Toobin: John Roberts sending message that he may not be who we thought he was

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin breaks down the Supreme Court decision to block a Louisiana abortion law and why Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal justices.
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John Roberts sides with liberals on Supreme Court to block controversial Louisiana abortion law

Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal justices on the Supreme Court on Monday to block a controversial Louisiana abortion law that critics said would have closed nearly every clinic in the state.
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Supreme Court strikes down abortion restrictions in 5-4 ruling

The Supreme Court today struck down Louisiana's restrictions on abortion, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals to form a 5-4 majority. Roberts wrote that the case is nearly identical to one decided recently that struck down Texas's restrictions. Though he dissented in that case, stare decisis. Breyer writes the lead opinion for the four liberal justices. Roberts concurs in the judgment on grounds of stare decisis, finding that Whole Woman's Health (from which he dissented...
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Roberts Fights Off Conservatives To Preserve Abortion Rights…For Now

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an abortion clinic restriction law out of Louisiana. It was a 5–4 decision, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals in a concurring decision — and saying precedent required him to do so. The Court had clear precedent to work with: just four years ago, it overturned a law out of Texas in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Both laws centered on admitting privileges for doctors at nearby hospitals. Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for ...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Court, Abortion, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Thomas, John Roberts, Roberts, Alito, Roe, Casey, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Clarence Thomas


Fox’s John Roberts Uses War Analogy To Describe Preparing For Trump Rally In Pandemic

“It’s like digging a slot trench to sleep in every night during the invasion of Iraq."
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ICYMI: Your TPM News Roundup

Trump’s Long-Shot Effort To Block Bolton’s Book Key details from Former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s long-awaited book began to surface this week, after major newspapers got ahold of the tell-all before its official release next week. Bolton, who refused to testify in the impeachment inquiry, details a number of occasions where President Trump apparently abused his office for political gain. Trump, not surprisingly, is unhappy with the book, and tried to argue on Monday that any conv...
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