The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts

 

It was important for the court to say, what we’re getting from the administration here is not the truth.

Joan Biskupic Legal Analyst, CNN; Author, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of...
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The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts

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Is the current chief justice of the United States a conservative activist, or a neutral umpire concerned first and foremost with preserving the institution of the Supreme Court? He may be a bit of both. An acclaimed recent biography, by a journalist who has known and observed Roberts for two decades, contends that Roberts is torn between two, often divergent, priorities: to carry out a conservative agenda, and to protect the court’s image and his place in history—a duality that has sowed distrust among his colleagues and anxiety about where he’s taking the court.

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