Chief Justice Roberts Gained A Security Detail Due To Fears of Health Care Opponents


In an lengthy and, at times, amusing profile of Chief Justice John Roberts, Daniel Klaidman reports that the Chief Justice and his family brought along a new addition along with them to their summer vacation in Maine this year — a security detail. According to Klaidman, Court officials feared the “toxic climate that followed the health-care decision,” where Roberts cast the key fifth vote upholding the Affordable Care Act almost in its entirety, necessitated the extra security.