Tag: Roberts, John G Jr

Rebuke From Roberts Signals His Limited Role in Trump’s Senate Trial

WASHINGTON — It was early Wednesday morning, and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. had had enough. He had been listening to increasingly acid exchanges at the impeachment trial of President Trump, and he was ready to chastise the House managers and the president’s lawyers. And he did it in the characteristically mild and evenhanded […]

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Live Impeachment Trial Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageSenator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, arriving Wednesday on Capitol Hill.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times The White House ceded a chance to try to swiftly dismiss the case. The White House on Wednesday passed up a chance to force a vote to dismiss the impeachment charges against President Trump […]

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Supreme Court Seems Ready to Allow Some State Aid to Religious Schools

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed poised to rule that states may not exclude religious schools from state programs that provide scholarships to students attending private schools. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., looking none the worse for wear following a late night presiding over the impeachment trial of President Trump, seemed to […]

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Trump Considering an Expansion of His 2017 Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to introduce an updated version of a long-disputed travel ban enacted shortly after President Trump’s inauguration in 2017, expanding the list to include countries the White House has suggested have fallen out of compliance with United States security measures. Mr. Trump told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday in […]

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A Challenge for the Trial: 100 Senators Who Love to Talk, Sitting in Silence

WASHINGTON — In the Senate, there are few things of more value to a lawmaker than the sound of his or her own voice. Inside the gilded chamber, senators vocalize their votes — calling out “aye” or “nay” — make speeches on all manner of subjects — meaty policy addresses, weekly odes to exemplary constituents, […]

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