Tag Archives: John Roberts

Does the Chief Justice Have Too Much Power?

By Garrett Epps John Roberts has a way of inserting himself into almost every political setting. He upstaged Barack Obama at his first Inauguration; he made his the most important single vote cast in the 2012 election; he has upended … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Constitutional Hypocrisy

By Ari Berman In his dissent in the Defense of Marriage Act case today, Justice Scalia wrote: “We have no power to decide this case. And even if we did, we have no power under the Constitution to invalidate this … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

By Eyder Peralta In a highly anticipated ruling today, the Supreme Court ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. “DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment,” SCOTUSblog reports. The … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

By Eyder Peralta By a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that establishes a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by Justice Department. The decision focuses on section … Continue reading

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