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John Roberts news and analysis from The Nation
December 21, 2016
Mitch McConnell Assaulted the Constitution (and Got Away With It)
The senator refused to perform his duty in rejecting any consideration of Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
September 24, 2015
This Isn’t the Roberts Court—It’s the Kennedy Court
The Court’s results are mixed, not because of John Roberts’s leadership but because of Anthony Kennedy’s more balanced commitments.
September 23, 2015
The Case Against the Roberts Court
In the decade since John Roberts was appointed chief justice, the Supreme Court has favored the powerful at the expense of everyone else.
Kyle C. Barry
September 23, 2015
The Second Amendment Was Never Meant to Protect an Individual’s Right to a Gun
How the Supreme Court upended the well-established meaning of the Second Amendment.
July 2, 2015
The Roberts Court Tunes In to Democracy, for Once
In the marriage-equality and Obamacare rulings, the justices respected the will of the people—and our Constitution.
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January 28, 2015
How the Roberts Supreme Court Has Strengthened the Powerful and Screwed Everyone Else
From criminal justice to workers’ and voting rights to campaign finance, it has defied customs that buttress the Court’s legitimacy.
Michelle D. Schwartz
November 19, 2014
Should We Impeach Chief Justice John Roberts?
The Roberts Court's announcement that it will hear another legal challenge that threatens to disable and perhaps destroy the new healthcare system has the distinct odor of political collusion.
May 20, 2014
Thanks to the Roberts Court, Corporations Have More Constitutional Rights Than Actual People
In case after case, the Court is expanding the power of corporations and the very wealthy while making it harder for ordinary citizens to fight back.
July 3, 2013
The Roberts Court’s Civil Rights Denialism
Despite its DOMA decision, the recent rulings by the Supreme Court reflect a conservative majority bent on ignoring enduring inequality.
Patricia J. Williams