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    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Just as it has been more interesting to take this class during an election year, perhaps now is also one of the most interesting times to study a Supreme Court justice. I chose John Roberts for two reasons, first, because he was a conservative and it is very likely that Donald Trump will choose a conservative justice this year. Secondly, because I thought it was interesting that he became a Supreme Court Justice at a relatively young age. I wondered, “Did he come from a well-known family?” “Were they wealthy?” or “Did he just put himself in all the right places at all the right times?” Interestingly enough, the first person that I mentioned I was going to do this report to said, “oh the flip-flopper... they thought he was going to be such a conservative and he 's not!” I thought, “Wow, I will have to learn a little more about this.” John G. Roberts Jr. was born in Buffalo, New York On January 27, 1955 to father John Glover Roberts and mother Rosemary nee Podrasky (“John G. Roberts, Jr. | Oyez”). Four years later they moved to the very small town of Long Beach, Indiana where he grew up. He had three sisters: Kathy, Peggy, and Barbara (“John Roberts - Supreme Court Justice, Lawyer - Biography.com”). He attended Notre Dame Elementary School in Long Beach followed by La Lumiere boarding…

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    In his response to Senator Biden regarding stare decisis, Justice Roberts discussed the need for humility on the court and an appreciation for the limited power of the judicial branch, stating “that judges operate within a system of precedent shaped by other judges over the centuries”. Judicial restraint requires a Justice to overrule precedent as little as possible, preferably in statutory cases, as opposed to constitutional cases. California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu describes…

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    give Mexican citizens their rights by presenting the “Avena” communication, president of the United States at the time, George W. Bush sent a memorandum to all states courts to reconsider such cases. According to John Crook, vice-president of the American Society of International Law, the Supreme Court ruled in the Medellin v. Texas case that this treaty did not have “domestic legal force” and that Texas was indeed not obligated to honor it since it was a treaty maintained by the U.S. (federal…

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    Holder court case the justices ruled that Section four is unconstitutional and that the methods used can no longer be used to give preclearance. The majority decision, given by Chief Justice John G. Roberts points to the past skepticism about needing to update the Voting Rights Act.4 First he states the act developed have an expiration date, and that time is well passed according to the majority decision. He also discusses the tenth amendment, giving powers to the states that are not…

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    CITATION: King ET Al v. Burwell, secretary of health and human services, ET AL. certiorari to the United States court of appeals, the court for the Fourth Circuit. No. 14–114. Argued March 4, 2015—Decided June 25, 2015, Affordable Care Act 2010 HOLDING: The ruling was 6 to 3. Yes, the court granted that the ACA Subsidies were constitutional. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the court 's majority opinion, followed by Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor…

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    Affordable Care Challenges

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    is that the words “established by the state” should be applied literally, and that Congress granted subsidies to states that established exchanges as an incentive to get them to do so. The government argued that “the language should be taken in the context of the rest of the law and the system it has created, and that subsidies are critical to the functioning and the success of the Affordable Care Act in making health care coverage affordable and accessible to all Americans.” The Ruling On…

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    Supreme Court Case Essay

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    Title and Citation: Fry V. Napoleon Community School District Topic: A school district denying the student the right to have a service dog attend school. Level or Type of Court: Supreme Court- Oct 2016 Facts of the Case: A student with cerebral palsy obtained a service dog with the doctor’s approval to help her live as independent as possible. The service dog was hypo-allergenic and was to stay out of the way when not needed. The Community School District of Napoleon refused to allow the…

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    determining outcomes of cases. He believed that the function of legal theory is to devise political ideals corresponding with justice, in addition to ascertaining how these ideals can be socially obtained through legal order. Ultimately, he believed that law and interpreters of the law, such as judges and lawyers, should play a primary role in inciting social change through the legal process. While he outlines many aspects of his theory of jurisprudence in his book, this paper will focus on…

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    First Amendment Speech

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    In 2007 the United States District Court of the District of Alaska took in favor of the Principle and the school board, saying that Frederick 's first amendment rights have not been infringed, and used the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District as example, to show that the school did not violate his rights. Chief Justice Roberts, who was writing for the majority, “concluded that the school officials did not violate the First Amendment.” (Wikipedia) The Chief Justice made…

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    Roe V. Wade Analysis

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    Chief Justice John Roberts stated that marriage is a matter of constitutional law. In Roe Vs Wade the court decided that abortion was protected under the Due process clause just like same sex marriage. The role of the court is not to make things legal that they personally feel is better for society. They go with what they perceive will be best for public policy. People who support same-sex marriage say that the country was already on its way toward fully legalizing it and that this decision just…

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