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Chief Justice Roberts wanted to go slow curbing Roe v. Wade. His colleagues were in a hurry.

  • June 25, 2022
  • Chief Justice John Roberts didn’t join the court’s majority in overturning Roe v. Wade.
  • The chief justice wrote an opinion saying he supported Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Roberts lost his status as the swing vote when Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the high court.

WASHINGTON – In the weeks leading up to the Supreme Court’s monumental decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, speculation began to swirl around a man who for years literally and figuratively sat at the center of the nation’s highest court: Chief Justice John Roberts.

No longer the court’s median justice, and without any real power over his eight colleagues, the 67-year-old jurist had nevertheless demonstrated a prowess of building slim majorities around narrow rulings in the past – the kind of incremental outcomes that left neither liberals nor conservatives particularly happy when the court wrapped up each term.

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