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He would be the presiding judge in an impeachment trial...



The case was fraught with political consequences. Democrats and civil rights advocates claimed the query would discourage responses to the decennial questionnaire from new immigrants and minorities and affect the balance of power nationwide.

Roberts' action recalled his dramatic switch in the 2012 case that saved President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Once again, the chief, an appointee of President George W. Bush and a reliable conservative, had sided with the liberals as a dispute of immense national significance went down to the wire.

More broadly, his moves in the census dispute demonstrate that as he begins his 15th year as chief justice, Roberts has become less predictable. He is wearing the heavy mantle of a vote at the middle of a divided bench in this new chapter of his tenure, with the 2018 retirement of centrist-conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy and a solid 5-4 conservative majority.





 

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Chief Justice John Roberts announced in the morning that Thomas, 71, would not be present, saying the senior associate justice was “indisposed due to illness.”

Roberts did not provide any additional details regarding Thomas’ condition.

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently went through cancer treatment, was present and active, asking the first question during the first case of the day, Kahler v. Kansas.




 

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Chief Justice John Roberts announced in the morning that Thomas, 71, would not be present, saying the senior associate justice was “indisposed due to illness.”

Roberts did not provide any additional details regarding Thomas’ condition.

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently went through cancer treatment, was present and active, asking the first question during the first case of the day...........
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God love her...and what a trooper for justice...
 
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