This is an interesting article about how CJ Roberts is “handling” SCOTUS. It gives him far more credit than I would have before reading this. It’s “opinion,” but seems very reasoned and rational to me, and takes into account the behind the scenes maneuvering that takes place. It’s very important who gets to write the majority opinion in a given case. So important in fact, that Roberts may occasionally vote the “wrong” way in a case, just to control who writes the opinion, thereby giving himself the ability to minimize the impact of the opinion. Not sure this is true...but the cases and the facts fit this narrative.
Chief Justice Roberts Gives Pres. Trump Two Wins In Subpoena Cases -- For Reasons Not Obvious At First GlanceChief Justice Roberts gave two "stealth" wins to Pres. Trump today in the Supreme Court's decisions on subpoenas for his financial records -- he just doesn't know it yet....