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You are Chief Justice John Roberts

You agreed with Roberts 60% of the time.

John Glover Roberts, Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is the seventeenth and current Chief Justice of the United States. He has served since 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush. He is generally considered to be of the judicial conservative wing of the Supreme Court.  Before his appointment to the Supreme Court, he was a judge on the D.C. Circuit for two years. He previously spent fourteen years in private law practice and served in the Department of Justice and Office of the White House Counsel during the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

 

Since joining the court, Justice Antonin Scalia has said that Roberts "pretty much run[s] the show the same way" as Rehnquist, albeit "let[ting] people go on a little longer at conference ... but [he'll] get over that."Although Roberts has often sided with Scalia and Thomas, Roberts provided a crucial vote against their position in Jones v. Flowers. In Jones, Roberts sided with the liberal bloc of the court in ruling that, before a home is seized and sold in a tax-forfeiture sale, due diligence must be demonstrated and proper notification needs to be sent to the owners. Dissenting were Anthony Kennedy along with Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Samuel Alito did not participate, while Roberts's ruling was joined by David Souter, Stephen Breyer, John Paul Stevens, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.On the Supreme Court, Roberts has indicated he supports some abortion restrictions. In Gonzales v. Carhart (2007), the only significant abortion case the court has decided since Roberts joined, he voted with the majority to uphold the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

Roberts opposes the use of race in assigning students to particular schools, including for purposes such as maintaining integrated schools.  He sees such plans as discrimination in violation of the constitution's equal protection clause and Brown v. Board of Education.  In Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, Roberts, in writing for the majority Parents, concluded that the school districts had "failed to show that they considered methods other than explicit racial classifications to achieve their stated goals."  In a section of the opinion joined by four other Justices, Roberts added that "[t]he way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race."

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • Alito Distribution

    They scored 57% on Alito, higher than 65% of your peers.

  • Scalia Distribution

    They scored 50% on Scalia, higher than 65% of your peers.

  • Thomas Distribution

    They scored 48% on Thomas, higher than 59% of your peers.

  • Roberts Distribution

    They scored 60% on Roberts, higher than 70% of your peers.

  • Kennedy Distribution

    They scored 44% on Kennedy, higher than 3% of your peers.

  • Stevens Distribution

    They scored 48% on Stevens, higher than 22% of your peers.

  • Souter Distribution

    They scored 48% on Souter, higher than 28% of your peers.

  • Breyer Distribution

    They scored 33% on Breyer, higher than 5% of your peers.

  • Ginsburg Distribution

    They scored 50% on Ginsburg, higher than 31% of your peers.

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You are Justice Antonin Scalia

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You are Justice Clarence Thomas

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You are Chief Justice John Roberts

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You are Justice Anthony Kennedy

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You are Justice John Paul Stevens

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You are Justice David Souter

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You are Justice Stephen Breyer

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You are Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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You are Justice Samuel Alito

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