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.”



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.