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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Chief Justice Roberts as Defender of Civil Liberties in Wartime?

Law Professor Michael C. Dorf speculates that even though Chief Justice John Roberts agreed that the Supreme Court should not hear the appeal brought by Jose Padilla, "Chief Justice Roberts may be more committed than most observers would have guessed, to a substantial judicial role in defending civil liberties against executive encroachment."

Read his thoughts here.

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