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October 23, 2014

Today’s Snapshot begins by looking back at the answers then-Judge Roberts gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2005 to questions about his likelihood of continuing the “states’ rights revolution” championed by his predecessor, Chief Justice William Rehnquist. With that as a baseline, Roberts’s record in major cases deciding questions of federal power since his confirmation are examined – with particular attention to the complex story of the challenge to the Affordable Care Act in NFIB v. Sebelius.