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Roberts at 10

In June 2015, John Roberts finished his tenth year as Chief Justice of the United States. In the years since he joined the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts has had the opportunity to define himself as a Justice—through the votes he has cast, the decisions he has written, and the manner in which he has led the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary. The first ten years of John Roberts’s tenure as Chief Justice saw many significant cases, from same-sex marriage to abortion to affirmative action. By looking at what the Chief Justice has done a decade in, we hope to be able to offer some fresh insights into whether Chief Justice Roberts has lived up to the promises made by Judge John Roberts at his confirmation hearings.

For the Roberts at 10 project, CAC released a series of Snapshots exploring key questions and issues presented by his tenure, posted and linked to below:

Opening Snapshot | Roberts at 10: A Look at the First Decade of John Roberts’s Tenure as Chief Justice

Chapter 1 | Federal Power: The Evolving Story of John Roberts and Congress’s Commerce Clause and Spending Clause Powers

Chapter 2 | Campaign Finance and Voting Rights: Easier to Donate, Harder to Vote

Chapter 3 | Roberts’s Quiet, But Critical, Votes To Limit Women’s Rights

Chapter 4 | Roberts’s Consistent Votes to Close the Courthouse Doors

Chapter 5 | Turning Back the Clock on Protections for Racial Equality

Chapter 6 | Roberts’s Environmental Law Record: It’s Not Good, But Don’t Count Him Out

Chapter 7 | John Roberts and LGBT Rights  –​ The Jury is Still Out

Chapter 8 | Roberts and the Fourth Amendment: A Mostly Pro-Government Vote with Some Important Exceptions

Chapter 9 | The Strongest Free Speech Court in History?

Chapter 10 | Chief Justice Roberts and Big Business

Chapter 11 | Leader of the Supreme Court, Leader of the Federal Courts

Capstone | A Very Conservative Chief Justice Who Occasionally Surprises (capstone Snapshot)

Telebriefing | Ten Terms Of Chief Justice John Roberts [AUDIO]