John Roberts

John Glover Roberts, Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is the 17th and current Chief Justice of the United States. He has served since 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He has been described as having a conservative judicial philosophy in his jurisprudence.Roberts grew up in northern Indiana and was educated in a private school before attending Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was managing editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Posts about John Roberts
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Air Marshal Can Proceed with Whistleblower Claim

    … to public health or safety.” There is an exception, however, for whistleblower disclosures that are “specifically prohibited by law.” Government lawyers argued that TSA regulations prohibit employees from disclosing sensitive security measures. In a 7-2 decision today, the Supreme Court held that MacLean’s actions did not violate any federal law, just…

    Gail Cecchettini Whaley/ HRWatchdog- 2 readers -
  • WIRTW #351 (the “conciliation” edition)

    … Elections — via Wyatt Employment Law Report New Year, New Rules, New Union-Avoidance Strategies — via Employment Law Watch Want to Be Happy? Join a Union — via The New York Times Related Stories WIRTW #350 (the “bad reputation” edition) WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition) WIRTW #348 (the “blackheart” edition) …

    Jon Hyman/ Ohio Employer's Law Blog- 6 readers -
  • The Case for a $200 Federal Tax Credit for Campaign Contributions

    … Constitutional Accountability Center: Participation and Campaign Finance: The Case for a Federal Tax Credit, by David H. Gans: Five years after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, our democracy is badly broken. Chief Justice John Roberts and his conservative colleagues have turned our Constitution’s promise of democracy…

    Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog- 4 readers -
  • Argument analysis: The scope of field preemption under the Natural Gas Act

    … to the facts at hand in this case, the questioning from the Justices divided along predictable lines. In addition to Justice Kagan, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg seemed somewhat skeptical that field preemption applies to these facts. A number of hypotheticals posed by these Justices raised doubts about whether…

    SCOTUSblog- 6 readers -
  • Wednesday round-up

    … rightly focus on racial disparities in all phases of criminal justice,” “the role of race in noncriminal contexts as shaped by the U.S. Supreme Court is just as important.” Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, , SCOTUSblog (Jan. 7, 2015, 7:57 AM), …

    Amy Howe/ SCOTUSblog- 3 readers -
  • Non-Sequiturs: 01.06.15

    … Law (affiliate link). The verdict? It’s curmudgeon-y. [Hercules and the Umpire] * David appeared on MSNBC’s The Docket today to discuss Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link). [MSNBC] * The GOP is very, very against using the popular vote to elect a president which they characterize as an effort to “steal the presidency.” Seriously. [Concurring Opinions] …

    Joe Patrice/ Above the Law- 6 readers -
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