Chief Justice Tries to Separate Supreme Court from Politics

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court's top justice says people shouldn't think the high court makes decisions in terms of a liberal or conservative agenda.
Chief Justice John Roberts told a crowd Wednesday at Rice University in Houston that with most of the court's work, "you can't identify a liberal or a conservative view."
Roberts talked generally about his work leading the nation's highest court.
But he didn't discuss some of the court's more recent high-profile cases, including upholding much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Roberts, considered among the court's conservatives, voted with the liberal justices in the case.
The 57-year-old began serving on the court in 2005, after being appointed by President George W. Bush.
His appearance at Rice University is part of events commemorating the school's centennial. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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