Tag: Chief Justice Roberts

Lethal Force and the High-Speed Chase

Frigid temperatures this morning means that, no, I didn’t sketch that Carolina wren al fresco outside the Supreme Court. A friend took a picture of it yesterday in Ellicott City which I stole for this composition. So, sue me. Do

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Big Wins For Gay Marriage

On the last day of the its term the Supreme Court today handed twin victories to the cause of marriage equality. If there was an empty seat in the courtroom I couldn’t see it. Justice Kennedy had the first opinion, U.S.

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Supreme Court Waters Down Voting Rights Act

A 5-4 divided Court today struck down a key section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, effectively putting the burden on victims of voter descrimination to seek relief. Chief Justice Roberts wrote for a majority that included Justices Thomas, Scalia, Kennedy

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Supreme Court Back From Winter Break

Chief Justice Roberts stopped by the press room Tuesday morning to welcome back reporters. He said the Court would be announcing quite a few opinions, so be prepared to work through lunch. Below are sketches of arguments the Court heard

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The Supreme Court’s Health Care Opinion

My sketches from the announcement of the Court’s opinion, and dissents, on the Affordable Care Act.  As they took their seats Justice Breyer was smiling; Sotomayor looked glum. Justice Scalia was actually sitting as far back from Roberts as possible.

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Violent Videos and Arizona Campaign Finance

Citing Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Homer and Dante, as well as Golding’s Lord of the Flies, in his opinion for the majority Justice Scalia said that violent speech, in this case video games, even when directed at children is still protected

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Sometimes a Funny Court

A few chuckles at the Court yesterday ( see Dahlia Lithwick’s story in Slate ), so I thought I’d post a couple doodles I did as the Justices announced their opinions.   In his opinion in Staub v. Proctor Hospital

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Crafty Craft and Squirrely Squirrels

Since corporations are “persons”, the lawyer for AT&T argued, it follows that corporations have “personal privacy”.   But Chief Justice Roberts pointed out that the adjective may not have the same meaning as it’s root : “Totally different. Crafty doesn’t

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