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John Roberts news and analysis from The Nation
June 21, 2021
How the Supreme Court Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religious Bigotry
The Supreme Court’s decision last week allowing a Catholic foster care agency to discriminate against LGBTQ couples was narrow—but awful.
June 18, 2021
Republicans Tried to Kill the ACA—Instead It Got Stronger
While not a complete victory, the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act places it on its firmest legal ground yet.
March 5, 2021
The Supreme Court Is Poised to Find New Ways to Disenfranchise Black Voters
If the court gives the go-ahead to two new, blatantly discriminatory voting laws, we can say goodbye to free and fair elections.
January 5, 2021
Trump Turns the Crazy Up to 11—and the GOP Cheers Him
The lunatic in the Oval Office is bad enough. The deeper problem is his huge base of cult-like followers and GOP sycophants, who seem determined to follow him over a cliff.
November 11, 2020
The Affordable Care Act May Live to Die Another Day
The oral arguments for the latest challenge to the ACA, played out before an ultraconservative Supreme Court, appeared to go about as well as anyone could have hoped.
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July 9, 2020
Today’s SCOTUS Ruling Means Trump’s Criminality Will Be Revealed—Someday
The Supreme Court’s two rulings on Trump’s tax returns are a victory for the rule of law—even if the public won’t see the returns before the election.
June 30, 2020
John Roberts Is Not Your Friend
Despite his recent rulings on abortion, DACA, and LGBTQ rights, Roberts is no moderate. He’s a rock-ribbed Republican playing the long game.
June 18, 2020
Roberts’s DACA Ruling Had Nothing to Do With His Own Moral Awakening
Instead, it had everything to do with Trump’s incompetence.
June 16, 2020
The Supreme Court, Capital, and Queer Equality
This unexpected victory is cause for celebration. Now the fight moves out of the courtroom, to the shop floor—and the streets.
June 16, 2020
Neil Gorsuch Stuns the Nation, Does the Right Thing
In a forceful decision, the Supreme Court grants an emphatic victory to LGBTQ rights.