Justice Roberts http://michiganradio.org en The President and the Chief Justice: An ironic history http://michiganradio.org/post/president-and-chief-justice-ironic-history <p>Of all of the hyper-partisan episodes in the long political career of President Barack Obama, there is one that strikes me as being historically ironic.</p><p>In 2005, the then-junior Senator from Illinois voted against the confirmation of U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. as Chief Justice of United States Supreme Court. It turned out to be Justice Roberts whose actions on that court saved President Obama&rsquo;s signature healthcare legislation.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:16:36 +0000 Charles Brown 8228 at http://michiganradio.org The President and the Chief Justice: An ironic history