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U.S. chief justice cites 'OK boomer' in age discrimination case

Jan 16, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Justice Stephen Breyer also made an age joke during the court session while talking about someone being considered for promotion

US President Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 2017 (Photo by Jose Raedle/Getty Images North America/AFP)

Trump hits back at U.S. Supreme Court chief justice after rare rebuke

Nov 22, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Chief Justice John Roberts, who rarely makes political statements, rebukes criticism of the courts by President Donald Trump, insisting that the judiciary is 'independent'

REBUKE. In this file photo taken on January 20, 2017, US President Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America/AFP

US Supreme Court split on high-stakes immigration debate

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:50 AM

If the 8 justices deadlock in their ruling due by late June it will keep intact a lower court block on the plan dealing a bruising defeat to Obama during his last year in office and pushing the issue to the next president

Immigration supporters hold up pictures of people affected by DAPA an DACA at a rally outside the Supreme Court as Justices hear oral arguments in the case of United States v. Texas, which will consider a legal challenge to the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in Washington, DC, USA, April 18, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Uncertainty as US Supreme Court reopens without Scalia

Feb 23, 2016 - 9:59 AM

All eyes are now on who will potentially replace Scalia

ONE LESS JUSTICE. The bench chair (4-L) of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is seen draped in black wool crepe, a tradition dating back to 1873, at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, USA, February 17, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

Jun 28, 2015 - 11:18 AM

After two historic rulings in a week supporting progressive causes – legalizing gay marriage across America and upholding President Barack Obama s health care overhaul – the conservatives are lashing out

LIBERAL VICTORY. Supporters of the Affordable Care Act cheer after the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare tax credits can go to residents of any state, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, USA, June  25, 2015. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Obama to strive for unity in inaugural address

Jan 21, 2013 - 9:06 PM

After Obama spent an exhausting first term battling the worst economic storm in decades and waging partisan warfare with Republicans his second inauguration lacks the historic and hopeful promise of the first in 2009

READY FOR HISTORY. Workers and the press prepare on January 20, 2013 for US President Barack Obama's second inauguration at the US Capitol on January 21 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts for a second term in office January 20, 2013 in a brief, intimate private ceremony at the White House. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

The quiet dignity of Barack Obama

Jan 21, 2013 - 5:53 PM

If there is a ceremony which captures the essence of Barack Obama it is that almost subdued ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to President Barack Obama during the official swearing-in ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House on Inauguration Day, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson family Bible, along with daughters Malia and Sasha, stand with the President. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Obama sworn in

Jan 21, 2013 - 7:31 AM

UPDATED Pageantry will come later when Obama retakes the oath in public at the US Capitol

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to President Barack Obama during the official swearing-in ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House on Inauguration Day, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson family Bible, along with daughters Malia and Sasha, stand with the President. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)