Notes on Chief Justice Roberts - Chief Justice Roberts The Roberts Court John G Roberts Jr was originally nominated by President George W Bush in 2005

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Chief Justice Roberts The Roberts Court John G. Roberts Jr. was originally nominated by President George W. Bush in 2005 to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court succeeding Sandra Day O’Connor, who was retiring. But the sudden death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist that September prompted the president to name Mr. Roberts to the chief justice’s position . He was confirmed by a vote of 78 to 22 after an uneventful confirmation hearing, in which Mr. Roberts stressed his philosophy of judicial modesty and respect for precedent. Ideology and voting preferences In Number of Questions Asked, Hints on the Court’s Views Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in a 2005 paper that “the secret to successful advocacy is simply to get the Court to ask your opponent more questions.” Studies have confirmed this theory,
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Unformatted text preview: finding that justices tend to ask more questions of the lawyers whose positions they oppose . During arguments this week over three questions on the health care law, like-minded justices tended to focus their questions on the same lawyers… Number of Federal Laws Declared Unconstitutional, 1790–2009 The citizens and the courts Equal treatment by the criminal justice system is the goal . Not always a reality. Prejudice against certain individuals remains. Equal access to the civil justice system. Not always a reality either, since few can afford an attorney to pursue smaller cases, and the system itself is not “user-friendly.” Almost all individuals, in civil or criminal cases, expect a fair trial when they need one, yet everyone avoids jury duty....
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  • Supreme Court of the United States, John G. Roberts, G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

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