Dear Commons Community,
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Chief Justice John Roberts has surely been the man in the news for the past week since casting the key vote to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care law. Yesterday , he arrived at the Mediterranean island of Malta where he will be teaching a class for two weeks.
The Huffington Post commented that if anyone desperately needs an island getaway, it’s Roberts, who has been bombarded with fiery criticism from conservative politicians and pundits.
Speculation about why Roberts voted with the liberal side of the court reached a fever pitch when CBS reported that Roberts had switched his vote. And yesterday, a Supreme Court source told Salon that Roberts also wrote much of the dissent, as well as the majority opinion.