Abortion Case Shows Roberts Firmly at Supreme Court’s Center

Since the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy last summer, Chief Justice John Roberts has become the court's new swing vote.

  • Published 8 February 2019

Chief Justice John Roberts broke with the Supreme Court's other conservative justices and his own voting record on abortion to block a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Roberts didn't explain his decision late Thursday to join the court's four liberal justices. But it was the clearest sign yet of the role Roberts intends to play as he guides a more conservative court with two new members appointed… Read at AP News