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Justice Roberts and a flirtation on the dark side

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has demonstrated an independence from public expectations and he has shown a willingness to vote with the court’s liberal justices on frequent occasion. He may be demonstrating the principled respect for the Constitution and the law that conservatives expected. But it’s too soon to say he has pulled a David Souter and gone over to the dark side. The Roberts record on the High Court shows him to be a generally reliable conservative judge, far more conservative than most of his predecessors.