Chief Justice Roberts

What to Make of Chief Justice Roberts’ Stay of the Juliana Case

It’s only temporary but stay tuned

Last Friday, as Rick Frank previously blogged, Chief Justice Roberts put a temporary halt to the Juliana v. United States trial –the Juliana  case was brought by a group of children alleging that the United States has violated the public trust doctrine and various provisions of the US. Constitution in failing to protect them from the ravages …


The Chief Justice’s “Switch in Time” — Practically Huge But Legally Minimalist

“The switch in time that saved nine” is how one wag described a key vote change by a Justice during the New Deal.  The “saved nine” part may or may not apply, but Chief Justice Roberts obviously switched his vote in the healthcare case.  I can’t remember a case in which the opinions made this …