Roberts’s role in vote sparks questions on legacy

John Roberts’s decision to side with the more liberal wing of the court gave President Obama a political victory. Roberts sided Congress’ ability to impose taxes.

Charles Dharapak/associated press/file

Scholars said the chief justice’s decision to become the decisive fifth vote in a historic ruling counters the view that the court is sliding toward political activism.

Opinion | Senator Scott Brown

Federal health care law doesn’t help state or the nation

There are a number of reasons why a heavy-handed, one-size-fits-all health care law imposed by Washington is not the right answer, writes Senator Scott Brown in a Globe op-ed.

// Ruling frames Obama battle with Romney

While President Obama praised the Supreme Court’s decision, Mitt Romney pledged to make repeal his first priority if elected.

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Daniel Eremian surrendered to authorities Friday and insisted he “told the truth’’ when he said US Representative John Tierney knew about his illegal business.

Officials say Colorado blaze held at bay overnight

The blaze that killed one person and destroyed 346 houses did not grow or destroy any more homes overnight.

Brian McGrory

The tax man tries to devour a restaurant

When a risk-taking entrepreneur tried to open a new burger restaurant in Newburyport, state officials began grabbing his money, botching facts, and butchering dreams.

State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump.

State auditor grants staff raises of up to 16%

The increases, retroactive to June 4, could spark outrage at a time when the state is struggling to fund basic services for the elderly and disabled.

Former Ohio State standout Jared Sullinger will provide a post presence for the Celtics. Boston believes his recent back woes won’t hinder his progress.

Celtics go big in draft with Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo

Doc Rivers said the Celtics “needed to address height.” They did that in the 6-9 Sullinger and 7-0 Melo.


Political Notebook

Edward M. Kennedy made universal coverage his cause.

Supporters remember, hail Kennedy’s influence

Senator Edward M. Kennedy frequently alluded to the struggle for health care coverage for all Americans as the fight of his life.