CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1985
The message and intent of Roberts is loud and clear. Criticism of Administration policy is unpatriotic, and being a non-Christian, or a member of a group that did not support Reagan's reelection makes one's loyalty to the U.S. suspect. Roberts asserts that the unity of the United States is threatened by the emergence of "interest groups," which he portrays as a novel blight in the body politic. Significantly, most of the groups Roberts (a former Reagan Administration official) singles out did not vote for Reagan, groups that did (fundamentalists, the wealthy, etc.)
April 4, 2009 |
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has granted the Obama administration's request to block the release of certain sex offenders who have completed their federal prison terms. A federal appeals court earlier had invalidated a law allowing the indefinite commitment of "sexually dangerous" prison inmates. Roberts, in his order, said as many as 77 inmates can continue to be held at a prison in North Carolina at least until the Supreme Court decides whether to hear the administration's appeal of the lower court's ruling.
April 19, 1989
MCI Communications: The Washington-based long-distance telephone company said its earnings rose 121% from a year ago to a record $128 million in the first quarter ended March 31, while revenue rose 33% to $1.5 billion. Bert C. Roberts Jr., MCI's president and chief operating officer, attributed the success to increased traffic, which more than offset a rate cut. MCI signed data-networking contracts during the quarter with such companies as Chrysler Corp. and Cray Research Inc., Roberts said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1985 |
Police have identified as the pedestrian fatally injured Thursday by a car on Bastanchury Road Robert Lincoln Roberts, 72, of Fullerton. Lt. Ron Kaczor said Roberts was trying to cross Bastanchury outside the crosswalk at 6:41 p.m. when a car struck him. The driver was not cited. The stretch of Bastanchury, on the crest of a hill near State College Boulevard, is "kind of a dark area," Kaczor said, adding that the investigation is continuing.
October 10, 2002
'When teams are trying to talk [Arvydas] Sabonis out of retirement, well ... there's got to be room for me. Other than Shaq, I don't see anybody I can't match up with for 20 minutes a night.'Stanley Roberts, former Clipper, on making an NBA comeback
August 3, 2010
In April, the Supreme Court struck down a law making it a crime to sell depictions of cruelty to animals. The 8-1 ruling, which reversed a Virginia man's conviction for selling dogfighting videos, was significant because the court was rejecting the federal government's request that it declare a whole category of expression outside the protection of the 1st Amendment. Now the House has overwhelmingly passed a narrower ban on the sale and distribution of so-called crush videos that raises the same constitutional problem.
August 21, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Forget about cutting interest rates. A Republican senator said he wouldn't even let Lawrence H. Summers, a leading contender to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, cut his lawn. “I wouldn't want Larry Summers to mow my yard,” Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas said during a panel discussion this week, according to an article on the Wichita Eagle website. “He's terribly controversial and brusque, and I don't think he works well with either side of the aisle, quite frankly.
December 31, 2008 |
A group of atheists, led by a California man known for challenging the use of the words "under God" in recitals of the Pledge of Allegiance at public schools, filed a lawsuit to bar prayer and references to God at the swearing-in of President-elect Barack Obama. Michael Newdow, 17 other people and 10 groups representing atheists sued Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., several officials in charge of inaugural festivities, the Rev. Joseph Lowery and Orange County megachurch pastor Rick Warren.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1994
Paul Craig Roberts' Column Right ("June Bonds Draw Junk Justice," Oct. 25), blaming a federal regulatory law passed in 1989 for the collapse of our savings and loans, ignores these incontrovertible facts: Records of the FDIC show that, from the 1950s through 1981, our banks and S&Ls failed at an average rate of 10 or fewer per year. Then came the deluge, and by 1986, the number had grown to 145: a 14-fold increase. By 1988 it reached 221. Obviously, a law passed in 1989 did not cause a debacle that had begun several years earlier.