john roberts

John Roberts faces another test with census case

Chief Justice John Roberts has tried to offer ballast in today's political turmoil, asserting the independence of the judiciary and rebuking President Donald Trump's suggestion that Republican justices will automatically rule for him, and Democratic ones will do the opposite.

John Roberts avoids controversy in year-end report

Chief Justice John Roberts steered clear of controversy on Monday in a year-end report that praised the work of judges in general but avoided any direct criticism of President Donald Trump, who has launched several attacks on the judiciary.

5 takeaways from a momentous Supreme Court term

When the final gavel came down to end the Supreme Court term on Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court press corps scurried to their computers to begin writing stories about a momentous term where the justices took a hard right turn on core issues and liberals found themselves on the losing end of more than a dozen 5-4 opinions.

John Roberts played the long game

For much of Chief Justice John Roberts' 13 years in the center chair on the Supreme Court, the direction of the law came down to the man who sat next to him, Anthony Kennedy, whose key vote and centrist-conservative reasoning steered cases from abortion to gay rights to the death penalty.