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Latest John Roberts Items
Novelist Robert Heinlein once observed that the worst form of tyranny was forcing someone to pay for what he doesn't want "merely because you think it would be good for him." This is why so many are up in arms over the punishments Obamacare doles out to anyone who fails to purchase what President Obama says is good for them. Relief could be on the horizon, as the Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to review the health care law's most offensive dictates, the contraceptive and abortion mandates.
Judges aren't likely to save us from Obamacare — Chief Justice John Roberts, who didn't want the Supreme Court to look bad, crushed that hope. But U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman deserves credit for doing the right thing in Washington on Tuesday, allowing a lawsuit to challenge one of the least defensible parts of the president's health care takeover, his scheme of subsidies.
The Supreme Court seemed prepared Tuesday to uphold a voter-approved ban on taking account of race in college admissions.
Never pick a fight you don't intend to win. That's wisdom from the schoolyard, but it's the lesson many Republicans never learned. It's more important than ever when you're going toe-to-toe with a president and the stakes include a catastrophic health care scheme and funding for the national debt. Unprepared to deal with a man refusing to negotiate, congressional Republicans are eager to give Mr. Obama everything he wants if he'll just stand clear of the exits.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will officiate at a same-sex wedding this weekend in what is believed to be a first for a member of the nation's highest court.
Courts are fickle allies. It's hard not to cheer on the rare occasions that Supreme Court justices uphold fundamental constitutional principles, as they did by wiping the District of Columbia's gun ban from the books in the 2008 Heller decision. More often they disappoint, as Chief Justice John Roberts reminded us last year with his surprising embrace of Obamacare.
President Obama's environmental regulations and tax increases are job killers enough, and now employers must also deal with a fully reconstituted National Labor Relations Board, with two new Democrats and two new Republicans.
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.
When crunch time comes, when the chips are down, when the rubber meets the road — employ the cliché of your choice — Americans can put away their selfish concerns and come together in common cause. Even Congress, our only native criminal class.