John Roberts

John Glover Roberts, Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is the 17th and current Chief Justice of the United States. He has served since 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He has been described as having a conservative judicial philosophy in his jurisprudence.Roberts grew up in northern Indiana and was educated in a private school before attending Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was managing editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Posts about John Roberts
  • There is no such thing as objective judging

    … by denying them the right to marry advance any legitimate government interest? There is no objective way to answer these questions, and they are representative of the issues that constantly arise in constitutional adjudication. The Fourth Amendment prohibits “unreasonable” searches and seizures, and the Supreme Court has said that reasonableness…

    Constitution Daily- 2 readers -
  • Argument analysis: A narrow dispute about reason-giving

    …, and the meeting minutes setting out the city council members’ reasoning were not made available until weeks after the letter was sent. The case calls for statutory interpretation, and also raises questions of how administrative law norms of reason-giving intersect with federalism concerns about unduly burdening local affairs. The arguments…

    Miriam Seifter/ SCOTUSblog- 2 readers -