But is the reprieve temporary or permanent? Here are the clues
How radical libertarianism is reshaping the bench.
John Roberts' Supreme Court Is as Polarized as Ever
July 01, 2014
Don't be misled by the unanimous decisions.
The chief justice continues his First Amendment revolution.
At base, Republicans care more about Supreme Court nominees than Democrats do. So even before the November elections, Obama will have to be shrewd if he wants to seat a new judge.
It's entirely in keeping with the judicial restraint we've been urging right-wing justices to observe. And it could have been much worse.
The Hobby Lobby Case May Turn Out to Be a Dud
March 25, 2014
In oral arguments John Roberts seemed to be looking for a way to make a narrow ruling
Can Liberals Trust John Roberts to Rescue Obamacare Again?
March 24, 2014
A pro-Hobby Lobby ruling would be the chief justice's most radical decision.
July 28, 2013
Libertarianism has won over the Supreme Court's conservatives.
What Paula Deen Could Teach John Roberts
July 01, 2013
The Supreme Court says the South is different now. Paula Deen's meltdown tells a different story.