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Roberts to Swear In Yet Another President Who Opposed Him

AP News

19 Jan 2021

Deanne Maynard spoke to the AP News for an article discussing Chief Justice John Roberts swearing in President-elect Joe Biden, the fourth time Roberts will stand across from a man who either voted against his confirmation to the Supreme Court or has made no secret of his unflattering views of the chief justice.

According to Deanne, it would be a mistake to think justices allow personal feelings to influence decisions.

“The court likes to think of itself as approaching, and does try to approach, every case on its facts and on its own law,” Deanne said. “I can’t imagine the justices are thinking back to the tally in their confirmation hearings when they decide any given case.”

She added that efforts by the new administration to reverse Trump positions on some issues could meet resistance on the court. “To the extent it is a situation where the Biden administration might take a different view, then I think that’s where the composition of the court might matter.”

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