5 Things You Need to Know About Roberts

He's going to be on the Supreme Court for life. So what kind of justice will he be?

Autopsies are typically performed in private, and on dead people, so the public vivisection this summer of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts has at times been a pretty engrossing spectacle. Some opponents got sloppy in their handling of his views; NARAL Pro-Choice America had to pull an ad after linking Roberts to abortion-clinic bombers. Some supporters discovered on closer examination that maybe he was a different species of conservative than they had thought, particularly when they learned he had moonlighted on behalf of a gay-rights group. Overall the very deliberate examination of his every argument and memo and decision has revealed...

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