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
  • Non-Sequiturs: 12.18.14

    … * 3D printing and lightsabers and intellectual property. [Concurring Opinions] * Speaking of IP law, let’s talk Santa Claus and intellectual property. [Trademark & Copyright Law Blog / Foley Hoag LLP] * “ExamExtensionGate” stirs up conservatives, but also a lot of liberal to moderate Boomers, because… “Lazy Millennials!” Forgetting…

    Joe Patrice/ Above the Law- 3 readers -
  • Podcast: Free speech, Facebook and the Supreme Court

    … peppered both attorneys with questions for about an hour. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito pressed for details about why First Amendment protections should be extended to online threats that could also be interpreted as art. But the toughest questioning seemed to come from Justice Stephen Breyer, who sought…

    Constitution Daily- 1 readers -
  • Argument analysis: Justices coast through argument on trademark “tacking”

    … early for Hana Financial when Hughes proffered an example from a well-known case: the senior user’s old mark was American Mobile Phone; the junior user’s mark was American Paging; the senior user’s new mark was American Mobile Phone Paging. Hughes argued that the Federal Circuit properly concluded that tacking was inappropriate but that a jury well…

    Ronald Mann/ SCOTUSblog- 1 readers -
  • Non-Sequiturs: 12.03.14

    … * As we’ve addressed, the grand jury declined to indict the officer in the police-cause homicide — per the medical examiner — of Eric Garner. [New York Times] * This is a good time to remember Eric Garner was killed for the horrible crime of selling loosies, a product that developed a black market in NYC in response to rising cigarette taxes…

    Joe Patrice/ Above the Law- 1 readers -
  • Non-Sequiturs: 12.01.14

    … * What’s happening to all the Bingham partners that are not joining Morgan Lewis? Here’s the latest on the lateral moves of “the Forgotten.” [Reuters (sub. req.)] * “Is that a banana in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?” That’s not at all what police said after throwing a guy in jail for brandishing a banana. [CBS News…

    Joe Patrice/ Above the Law- 8 readers -
  • Supreme Court case tests limits of free speech on social media

    … Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court has apparently championed the First Amendment. But upon a second look, the record is not so clear. Nicandro Iannacci is a web strategist at the National Constitution Center. Recent Stories on Constitution Daily Podcast: Experts discuss the Constitution, immigration and executive powers Zivotofsky and the integrity of the Supreme Court Video: Chemerinsky and Rosenkranz debate the future of the Supreme Court Comments comments …

    Nicandro Iannacci/ Constitution Daily- 2 readers -
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