America and the Courts

Supreme Court nominee John Roberts argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court. This week’s America and the Courts highlighted his… read more

Supreme Court nominee John Roberts argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court. This week’s America and the Courts highlighted his Supreme Court oral argument in two cases. John Roberts was an attorney with the Washington-based law firm Hogan and Hartson when he argued these cases in 1999. The arguments were presented on audio tape with still images of the participants.

NCAA v. Smith, argued January 20, 1999.

This case questions whether the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s receiving dues from federally funded member institutions subjects it to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. John Roberts argued for the NCAA and won the case in a unanimous decision. The Court ruled that dues paid to the NCAA from recipients of federal funds are not enough to subject the association to suit under Title IX.

Rice v. Cayetano, argued October 6, 1999.

This case questions whether the Hawaiian Constitutional provision, which limits the right to vote for the trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to qualified “Hawaiians” violates the Fifteenth Amendment by creating a race based voting qualification. John Roberts agued for Governor Cayetano and lost this case in a 7 to 2 decision. The Court ruled that Hawaii’s denial of Rice’s right to vote in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee elections violated the Fifteenth Amendment by creating a race-based voting qualification. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 14, 2005
Last Aired:
Sep 26, 2005

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