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

By Ian Millhiser on September 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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

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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.

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