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September 18, 2015

Next week marks John Roberts’s tenth anniversary as Chief Justice of the United States, but it’s clear there’s at least one person who won’t be celebrating: Senator Ted Cruz.  At the second Republican presidential debate, Cruz called Roberts’s nomination a “mistake” and described the Chief Justice as a “liberal," promising that as President he won’t appoint any "philosopher kings" intent on “imposing their liberal policies" on the American people.

September 16, 2015

Section 1.  Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2.  Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

—The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution