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What the chief justice must do

Posted on AllSides January 6th, 2020
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Supreme Court, Impeachment Trial

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has made a point of defending the independence and impartiality of the nation’s highest court. That stand will be tested when he presides at the Trump impeachment trial.

The Supreme Court, at most times the least visible of the three legs of the U.S. government, is about to be drawn reluctantly into the national spotlight by the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

That likelihood was undoubtedly on the mind of Chief Justice John Roberts as the new year dawned.

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