The administration’s action was unquestionably lawful, but the families that should be benefitting from the president’s action are still waiting for answers from the nation’s legal system. It’s time for the Fifth Circuit to rule. These families may not get the answers they want from that court, but they should get it from the nation’s highest court.
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As we mark the end of Roberts’ first decade and look ahead to the start of his second, one thing seems clear: there will always remain some cases in which it will be easy to predict the chief justice’s vote, but there will also be some in which no one should count him out. That combination of rulings is unlikely to win Roberts many friends with partisans on either side of the aisle. But that’s probably fine with this chief justice. And it’s certainly good for the Supreme Court.
As Chief Justice John Roberts celebrates ten years at the helm of our Nation’s High Court, there’s little question that the Roberts Court’s five-to-four ruling in Citizens United v.