Chief Justice John Roberts was released from a hospital in Maine Tuesday morning, a day after he was admitted for suffering an unexplained seizure.
Politicians on both sides of the aisle reacted to a series of close Supreme Court decisions, while a controversial immigration bill died in the Senate. Political analysts Mark Shields and Rich Lowry discuss these developments.
The Supreme Court, under Chief Justice John Roberts, ended its term with several 5-4 rulings addressing cases about the freedom of speech and the use of race in school enrollment. Legal experts evaluate the term.
The Supreme Court ruled to loosen restrictions on campaign ads and tighten limits on student speech Monday. Two law professors, Walter Dellinger and Richard Garnett, weigh in on what the rulings mean for the nation, and what they indicate about…
The Supreme Court ruled Monday on three First Amendment cases dealing with a high school student, campaign ads and faith-based initiatives. Legal expert Marcia Coyle talks about their implications.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a part of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law that, under certain conditions, bars campaign ads by interest groups close to elections. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal discusses the case.
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John Roberts Jr., a former federal appellate judge, won Senate confirmation Sept. 29, 2005 as the 17th chief justice of the United States. The 50 year old becomes the youngest chief justice in 200 years.
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The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a $79.5 million jury award levied against the Philip Morris tobacco company, ruling in a 5-4 decision Tuesday that the verdict was invalid because the jury had overstepped its bounds.
The U.S. Supreme Court marked the last week of its 2005-2006 term with major rulings on Guantanamo's military tribunals, texas redistricting, and Kansas' death penalty law. Four legal experts review the high court's decisions over the past year.
In two much-anticipated decisions, the Supreme Court struck down Vermont's stringent campaign finance limits while ruling that the Kansas Supreme Court had improperly ruled the state's death penalty law unconstitutional.
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