Chief Justice John Roberts, a Rock, and a Hard Place

How will the chief justice reconcile his conservatism with his institutionalism in a divided court?

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Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst and author of the upcoming book The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts, to unpack John Roberts’ State of the Judiciary address and to examine the state of the chief justice.

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