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John Roberts has failed to uphold pre-confirmation pledge.

“With his third term as chief justice coming to a close amid three explosive cases last week, John Roberts has proved to be almost everything conservatives hoped and liberals feared.” The Chicago Tribune recalls his pledge in 2005: “I come before this committee with no agenda, no platform. I will approach every case with an open mind.” Yet, “in his three years on the court, Roberts has never sided with the more liberal members against his conservative brethren in a close case.”

Update:

At the end of the last Court term, the Center for American Progress produced an anlysis showing that both Roberts and Alito voted together nearly 90 percent of the time.

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