John Roberts
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John Roberts

Republican

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Bethesda, Maryland

Addresses

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Court
1 First Street, Northeast Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, DC. 20543
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John Roberts

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Summary
Experience
66
Years of Age
MDResidence (state)

John Glover Roberts Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is an American lawyer and jurist who has served as the 17th chief justice of the United States since 2005. Roberts has authored the majority opinion in several landmark cases, including Shelby County v. Holder, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, King v. Burwell, Department of Commerce v. New York, and Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. He has been described as having a conservative judicial philosophy but has shown a willingness to work with the Supreme Court's liberal bloc, and since the retirement of Anthony Kennedy in 2018 has come to be regarded as a key swing vote on the Court. Roberts presided over the first impeachment trial of Donald Trump in early 2020; however, he declined to preside over the second impeachment trial of Trump, who was impeached as president, but whose term had expired by the time of the trial.Roberts grew up in northwestern Indiana and was educated in Catholic schools.

Experience

Education

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Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor
1979
Harvard College
Bachelor of Arts study of history
1976
La Lumiere School
1973

Past Positions

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Chief Justice of the United States
United States of America
2005

Other Experience

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Member
American Law Institute
Current
Member
American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Current
Presiding Officer
Judicial Conference of the United States
2006 - Current
Chair
Federal Judicial Center Board
2005 - Current