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John Roberts: American judge
John Glover Roberts Jr. is an American lawyer and jurist who serves as Chief Justice of the United States. Roberts has authored the majority opinion in several landmark cases, including Shelby County v. Holder, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, King v. Burwell, and Department of Commerce v. New York. He has been described as having a conservative judicial philosophy but has shown a willingness to work with the Supreme Court's liberal bloc, and since the retirement of Anthony Kennedy in 2018 has come to be regarded as a key swing vote on the Court. Roberts presided over the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

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Zing! Pence Says This Supreme Court Justice Is A 'Disappointment' [Video]

Zing! Pence Says This Supreme Court Justice Is A 'Disappointment'

Normally rather mild in his public remarks, US Vice President Mike Pence had sharp words Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this week,..

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Supreme Court's split decision for abortion rights gives opponents an unlikely boost

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Supreme Court conservatives reportedly don't trust John Roberts for a 5th vote on gun rights cases

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Why Trump’s Attacks on John Roberts Aren’t Working With Some Conservatives

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In a Term Full of Major Cases, the Supreme Court Tacked to the Center

Doling out victories to both sides, the court led by Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to strive to avoid charges of partisanship.
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Year of surprise Supreme Court rulings shows influence of powerful chief justice John Roberts

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The chief justice keeps ruling against the president. Legal scholars are debating his motivations.
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Chief Justice John Roberts suffered fall requiring hospitalization in June

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John Roberts Was Already Chief Justice. But Now It’s His Court.

Chief Justice Roberts has replaced Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the member of the Supreme Court at its ideological center, and his vote is now the crucial one in closely divided cases.
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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

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WASHINGTON: The on Monday struck down a law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big..
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Aligning with liberals on DACA and LGBTQ rights, Chief Justice John Roberts asserts his independence

In delivering a one-two punch to President Trump and his base this week, John Roberts served notice that he can be either side's punching bag.
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U.S. chief justice puts hold on disclosure of Russia investigation materials

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday put a temporary hold on the disclosure to a Democratic-led House of Representatives committee of grand jury material redacted from former Special Counsel..
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Supreme Court gives environmentalists narrow win in water pollution case

The high court's four liberal justices were joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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Latest Question for Supreme Court: How to Rule on a Crowded Docket During a Pandemic

The question confronts Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. with choices that will invariably be seen as political.
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Coronavirus, Democrats, John Roberts: Your Thursday Briefing

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Chief Justice John Roberts scolds Chuck Schumer for 'threatening statements' against Gorsuch, Kavanaugh

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U.S. chief justice slams Schumer for 'dangerous' comment on justices in abortion case

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday issued an unusual rebuke of "dangerous" comments by top U.S. Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer about two conservative Supreme Court justices appointed by..
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Chief justice condemns Democratic senator Schumer's 'dangerous' comments

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday issued an unusual statement criticizing what he called "dangerous" comments made by top U.S. Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer about two conservative Supreme..
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U.S. Supreme Court justices divided in abortion case; Roberts may hold key

U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared divided on Wednesday in a major abortion rights case, with Chief Justice John Roberts representing the potential decisive vote on a challenge to a Louisiana law..
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Deeply divided Supreme Court debates limits on abortion providers

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Chief Justice John Roberts emerges unscathed from Trump's Senate impeachment trial

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Nancy Pelosi: It was 'sad' for Mitch McConnell to 'humiliate' Chief Justice John Roberts with witness vote

Nancy Pelosi is accusing the Senate majority leader of humiliating Chief Justice John Roberts over a vote that "rejected our nation's judicial norms."
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What if the Senate has a tie vote on calling witnesses?

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Warren pointedly asks whether Roberts is chipping away at legitimacy of the Constitution.

She asked whether the fact that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was presiding over a trial in which Republican senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses eroded the legitimacy of his role.
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Chief Justice declines a question from Rand Paul that could have identified the whistle-blower.

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Rand Paul to insist on a question that names the whistle-blower.

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Senators prepare for the next phase of the trial.

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Watch live: Senate impeachment trial of President Trump

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Who decides whether any executive privilege claim is valid?

Representative Adam B. Schiff, who is leading the House impeachment managers, has proposed that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. could rule on the validity of any such claim.
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In Trump's Senate impeachment trial, Chief Justice John Roberts enforces civility

For a government prone to partisan squabbling, a buttoned-down, by-the-book chief justice presiding over the impeachment trial is a welcome change.
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Sen. Susan Collins wrote note to Chief Justice Roberts prior to his admonishing of Senators

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

A call for civility by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. underscores the delicate balance he is trying to maintain.
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Roberts pivotal as U.S. Supreme Court tackles public aid to religious schools

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday in a major legal battle over taxpayer funds going to religious schools, with Chief Justice John Roberts emerging as the potential pivotal vote in a..
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts tells both sides in impeachment trial to 'remember where they are'

"Those addressing the Senate should remember where they are," Roberts told the panels. He told them to "use language conducive to civil discourse."
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U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts pulled double duty on Tuesday as he juggled dual responsibilities at the Supreme Court and President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
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U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts is poised to become a key figure in the political life of President Donald Trump.
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Senators take oath to ‘do impartial justice’ in Trump’s impeachment trial.

In a ceremony that has happened only twice before in the nation’s history, Chief Justice Roberts took and then delivered an oath that dates to 1798.
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