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Baltimore, Big Oil wage Supreme Court battle over climate change lawsuit (access required)

An attorney for about two dozen fossil fuel companies urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to have Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit against Big Oil litigated in federal rather than state court. Kannon K. Shanmugam pressed the justices to rule ...

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Roberts’ Supreme Court defies easy political labels (access required)

WASHINGTON — Just hours after Chief Justice John Roberts handed Republicans a huge victory that protects even the most extreme partisan electoral districts from federal court challenge, critics blasted him as worthy of being impeached, a politician who should run ...

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ABA’s civic literacy survey yields ‘troubling’ results

John Roberts might need a better press agent. Less than half of the American public knows Roberts is chief justice of the United States, a position he has held since 2005. The 49 percent of the population in the know ...

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Roberts’ 1980s views on racial remedies remain unchanged: biography

In her stirring biography The Chief, veteran Supreme Court journalist Joan Biskupic makes a compelling case that the past is prologue when interpreting the jurisprudence of Chief Justice John Roberts. Biskupic delves into Roberts’ early career as special assistant to ...

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Weich advised Democratic senators on O’Connor succession, new book says (access required)

University of Baltimore School of Law Dean Ronald Weich assisted Senate Democrats as they prepared in July 2005 to advise President George W. Bush on whom he should name to succeed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, journalist Joan ...

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