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Topic - Roberts Court
In the United States, the Roberts Court is the Supreme Court of the United States under the leadership of Chief Justice John G. Roberts. - Source: Wikipedia
In 1919, back when the United States was a constitutional republic, Congress passed a child-labor law imposing a 10 percent excise tax on companies that violated it.
By now, almost everyone in the country knows about the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling upholding the Obamacare legislation. Thanks to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s swing vote, it is now, for the first time in the history of this nation, constitutional to tax Americans if they refuse to buy health insurance (or, for that matter, refuse to do anything else).
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will hold a free rally for thousands of supporters at the University of South Florida Sun Dome on the day before the Republican National Convention.
The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of an Arizona campaign-finance law that provided matching funds for publicly funded candidates, further solidifying the court's record of opposition to election reforms that limit speech.
During their five-plus years on the bench, the Supreme Court nominees of President George W. Bush have begun making their marks in cases involving gun rights, freedom of speech and campaign finance.
The narrow split between liberal and conservative Supreme Court justices was evident throughout the court's most recent term, with one prominent exception: business cases.