Federal Courts and Nominations

PODCAST (The Daily): Why Chief Justice Roberts Just Protected Abortion Rights

By upholding abortion precedent, the usually conservative justice may also be seeking to uphold something else.

Note: Constitutional Accountability Center’s President Elizabeth Wydra is featured at the 9:07 mark.

From the moment he was confirmed, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has been a reliable conservative on the Supreme Court. So why did he just side with the court’s more liberal members to preserve abortion rights in Louisiana?

On today’s episode:

  • Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times.

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