20 Facts About Chief Justice John Roberts

1. Chief Justice John Roberts holds a one-eighth interest in a cottage in Knocklong, an Irish village in County Limerick.

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2. Chief Justice John Roberts was taken by private boat to the mainland and then by ambulance to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, where he stayed overnight, according to Supreme Court spokesperson Kathy Arberg.

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3. Chief Justice John Roberts's is an attorney, a Catholic, and a trustee at her alma mater, the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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4. Chief Justice John Roberts debuted in this capacity at the inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.

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5. Chief Justice John Roberts' voting pattern is most closely aligned to Samuel Alito's.

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6. Chief Justice John Roberts wishes more consensus from the Court.

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7. Chief Justice John Roberts sees such plans as discrimination in violation of the constitution's Equal Protection Clause and Brown v Board of Education.

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8. Chief Justice John Roberts said the social expectation test was flawed because the Fourth Amendment protects a legitimate expectation of privacy, not social expectations.

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9. Chief Justice John Roberts criticized the majority opinion as inconsistent with prior case law and for partly basing its reasoning on its perception of social custom.

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10. Chief Justice John Roberts was confirmed by what was, historically, a narrow margin for a Supreme Court justice.

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11. At his nomination hearing Chief Justice John Roberts testified that the legal memos represented the views of the administration he was representing at the time and not necessarily his own.

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12. Chief Justice John Roberts was the first Supreme Court nominee since Stephen Breyer in 1994.

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13. Chief Justice John Roberts was confirmed on May 8, 2003, and received his commission on June 2, 2003.

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14. In 2000, Chief Justice John Roberts traveled to Tallahassee, Florida to advise Jeb Bush, then the Governor of Florida, concerning the latter's actions in the Florida election recount during the presidential election.

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15. Chief Justice John Roberts argued on behalf of the homeless, a case which became one of Roberts' "few appellate losses.

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16. Chief Justice John Roberts participated in choir and drama, co-edited the school newspaper, and served on the athletic council and the executive committee of the student council.

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17. Chief Justice John Roberts was captain of the football team, and was a regional champion in wrestling.

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18. Chief Justice John Roberts studied five years of Latin, some French, and was known generally for his devotion to his studies.

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19. In 2005, Chief Justice John Roberts was nominated to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, initially to succeed retiring Sandra Day O'Connor.

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20. Chief Justice John Roberts was born in Buffalo, New York, but grew up in northwest Indiana and was educated in a private school.

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