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The inside story of how John Roberts negotiated to save Obamacare

The inside story of how John Roberts negotiated to save Obamacare

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Adapted from "" by Joan Biskupic. Copyright © 2019. Available from Basic Books.Chief Justice arrived at the Valletta campus of the University of Malta on July 3, 2012, to teach a class on Supreme Court history. As he emerged from the back seat of a black sedan, he held his brown leather briefcase in front of him, almost as a shield. He wore a blue blazer, striped button-down shirt, and tan khakis. His clothes looked crisp, though his face was haggard. He was as exhausted and distressed as he had...

March 22, 2019
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Supreme Court again blocks California Covid restriction on religious activities

Supreme Court again blocks California Covid restriction on religious activities

(CNN) by a 5-4 vote on Friday blocked on religious services, with another late-night order, over protests from California officials that the limits affecting some Bible study sessions did not impinge on religious rights and were to be lifted within days.The unsigned order for the high court majority also revealed the deep ideological fissure, with conservatives (including the three appointees of former President Donald Trump) in control and liberals dissenting bitterly.Chief Justice John Roberts also dissented, although he did not sign the statement by the three justices on the left,...

Apr 10
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Justice Clarence Thomas reveals some sympathy for Trump's baseless fraud claims

Justice Clarence Thomas reveals some sympathy for Trump's baseless fraud claims

(CNN)Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday claimed election fraud is a threat to America, some support for former President Donald Trump and Republicans who have refused to accept the result of the 2020 election. A longtime conservative, Thomas' legal views naturally aligned with the Trump administration. But his dissent stands out for how much it subscribed to the Trump worldview of fraud, a notion debunked by election law experts and that has failed overwhelmingly in dozens of state and federal court challenges. "We are fortunate that many of the cases we have seen alleged only...

Feb 22
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Right-wing justices think religion is under siege. Will the full Supreme Court follow?

Right-wing justices think religion is under siege. Will the full Supreme Court follow?

(CNN)The has increasingly exempted religious believers from government regulations, and it is clear by their statements that individual justices on the right think religion is under siege in America. Earlier this month, the justices spared churches from California's Covid-19 restrictions on large indoor gatherings. In late November, the justices ruled for New York churches and synagogues challenging coronavirus occupancy limits. "When a State so obviously targets religion for differential treatment, our job becomes that much clearer," wrote in the latest California church case. Joined by...

Feb 17
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The Supreme Court's clear message to President Trump: Stop

The Supreme Court's clear message to President Trump: Stop

(CNN)During the past four years, has challenged the integrity of the Supreme Court and tried to drag the justices into the legal muck with him.His arguments have pushed the boundaries of the law and his assertions have tested the impartiality of individual justices. But Trump's meritless attack on the November election and his loss to Joe Biden in a brazen lawsuit initiated by the Texas attorney general brought the court into a wholly new realm.The high court promoted by Trump on Friday, three days before the Electoral College will meet to cast votes for Biden as the winner of the November...

Dec 12
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Analysis: Trump's threats to democracy are going nowhere in court

Analysis: Trump's threats to democracy are going nowhere in court

(CNN)The repetitive and meritless legal challenges to the November 3 election results from and his allies have sent one fundamental message: Millions of votes cast by their fellow Americans are worthless.Trump lawyers have argued for the widescale disenfranchisement of voters, including in Pennsylvania. So far, they have failed to convince the nation's courts. The from Pennsylvania Tuesday with a single sentence. That high court action came with no explanation, yet it reinforced a pattern of lower court judges spurning a series of baseless appeals. The frivolous lawsuits reflect Trump's...

July 26, 2018
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Analysis: The Supreme Court's latest ruling exposes personal fissures among the nine justices

Analysis: The Supreme Court's latest ruling exposes personal fissures among the nine justices

(CNN)The Supreme Court's on religious services exposed personal fissures among the nine justices and offered the starkest rendering yet of President Donald Trump's impact on the bench.The dueling sides of the 5-4 cases handed down late Wednesday took issue with each other's legal rationales. But they also engaged in personal recriminations that laid bare shifting power dynamics and deep ideological differences, particularly when it comes to religion.The three newest justices, all in the majority, played leading roles. Trump's first appointee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, penned an especially...

Nov 26
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Samuel Alito's viral speech signals where conservative Supreme Court is headed

Samuel Alito's viral speech signals where conservative Supreme Court is headed

(CNN)There's no secret to what Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito wants for the law in America. He said it out loud Thursday night in an Alito, who rarely speaks in public but has a way of going viral when he does, wants the high court to move further and faster on right-wing, anti-regulation interests, particularly for religion in a time of Covid, in the face of LGBTQ concerns, and when people simply, as he says, want to describe marriage as only between a man and a woman.Alito, a 70-year-old appointee of President George W. Bush, has become an infuriated dissenter, even as his side of the...

February 11, 2013
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John Roberts sides with the liberals on mail-in voting but things may change once Barrett arrives

John Roberts sides with the liberals on mail-in voting but things may change once Barrett arrives

(CNN)As another high-stakes confrontation between Democrats and Republicans went down to the wire, Chief Justice John Roberts again crept left and Roberts' vote on Monday night, in a ballot dispute in the battleground state of Pennsylvania critical to President Donald Trump's reelection bid, led to a 4-4 Supreme Court deadlock. That left in place a Pennsylvania court decision allowing mailed ballots to be counted up to three days after Election Day, despite familiar yet unfounded claims from Republicans regarding "the taint of" illegal ballots.It was not the first time Roberts, a 2005...

October 20, 2020
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Analysis: The Supreme Court hasn't been this conservative since the 1930s

Analysis: The Supreme Court hasn't been this conservative since the 1930s

(CNN)The US is on the verge of a historic transformation that could wind back the law in America for decades, in some cases to the 1930s, pre-New Deal approach. With President Donald Trump's , the nine-member bench would lock in a 6-3, conservative-liberal majority, ending an era of 5-4 conservatism.This is not a simple matter of just one vote.For decades, a quartet of liberal justices has sometimes been able to secure -- often through tense negotiations -- a crucial fifth vote from the conservative wing. That has meant even though America's highest bench was shifting rightward, it...

September 26, 2020
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