45 Facts About Chief Justice Roberts

1. Chief Justice Roberts reminded the audience that politicians speak for the people who elected them but the Court does not.

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2. In the courtroom, Chief Justice Roberts is widely known for being more generous to counsel than Rehnquist had been.

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3. Chief Justice Roberts hardly leads a cloistered life and shows up at the hockey games, soccer matches and other extracurricular events of his daughter, Josephine, and son, Jack, who are now in high school.

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4. Chief Justice Robertsbecame the youngest Chief Justice to hold the judicial post.

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5. Chief Justice Roberts was confirmed by the US Senate and sworn in as the new chief justice on September 29, 2005.

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6. Chief Justice Roberts originally intended to be a history professor, and chose Harvard over Amherst during his senior year in high school.

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7. Chief Justice Roberts was brought up by his parents as a Roman Catholic.

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8. Chief Justice Roberts acted Saturday after a three-judge DC Circuit panel turned down the same arguments for a stay earlier in the day.

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9. In 2006, John Chief Justice Roberts ruled a prohibition in the police search of homes if one of the occupants objects and the other consents.

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10. Chief Justice Roberts is worth $6 million and currently earns more than $250k per year as a salary.

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11. Chief Justice Roberts was 50 years of age when he took the oath in 2005, while Marshall was 45 years old when he became chief justice.

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12. Chief Justice Roberts is married to the former Jane Marie Sullivan, an attorney.

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13. In 1973, Chief Justice Roberts graduated at the top of his high school class from La Lumiere School, a Catholic boarding school in LaPorte, Indiana.

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14. Chief Justice Roberts gained a reputation as one of Washington's top lawyers when it came to shepherding a case through the upper layers of the American court hierarchy.

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15. Chief Justice Roberts has denied he has any comprehensive jurisprudential philosophy and believes no having one is the best way to faithfully construe the Constitution.

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16. Chief Justice Roberts served in the Reagan and Bush administrations in the 1980s and '90s.

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17. In 2001, Chief Justice Roberts described his health as "excellent", according to Senate Judiciary Committee records.

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18. Chief Justice Roberts was taken by private boat to the mainland and then transferred to an ambulance, St George Fire Chief Tim Polky said.

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19. Chief Justice Robertssaid: "Sorry, Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have Obama judges, and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country.

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20. Chief Justice Roberts said that the United States doesn't have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges, adding that we should be thankful for an independent judiciary.

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21. Chief Justice Roberts countered that "the US does not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.

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22. Chief Justice Roberts countered that "the US does not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges.

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23. Chief Justice Roberts voted again in 2015 in favor of supporting Obamacare.

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24. Chief Justice Roberts said on the day before Thanksgiving that an "independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.

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25. Chief Justice Roberts said Wednesday the US doesn't have "Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.

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26. Chief Justice Roberts said Wednesday the US doesn\u0027t have \"Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.

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27. Chief Justice Roberts said on the day before Thanksgiving that an \"independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.

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28. Chief Justice Roberts has never responded to any president so directly and publicly before.

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29. In August 2010, Chief Justice Roberts sold his stock in Pfizer, which allowed him to participate in two pending cases involving the pharmaceutical maker.

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

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31. Supreme Court said in a statement that Chief Justice Roberts has "fully recovered from the incident" and that a neurological evaluation "revealed no cause for concern.

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32. Chief Justice Roberts suffered a seizure on July 30, 2007, while at his vacation home on Hupper Island off the village of Port Clyde in St George, Maine.

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33. In response, Chief Justice Roberts asserted that "We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.

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

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

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36. Chief Justice Roberts has been compared and contrasted to other court members by commentators.

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37. On the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts has indicated he supports some abortion restrictions.

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

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39. In his Senate testimony, Chief Justice Roberts said that, while sitting on the Appellate Court, he had an obligation to respect precedents established by the Supreme Court, including the right to an abortion.

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40. At his nomination hearing Chief Justice 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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41. Chief Justice Roberts was the first Supreme Court nominee since Stephen Breyer in 1994.

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

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43. In 2000, Chief Justice 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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44. In 2005, Chief Justice Roberts was nominated to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, initially to succeed retiring Sandra Day O'Connor.

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

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