Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.'s second term at the helm of the Supreme Court begins Monday and promises to test his leadership and his goal of greater consensus. His strategy, some say, stems from his days as a high court advocate. "Advocacy makes you a minimalist," says former acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger III. But how will the minimalist approach stand up to the high-profile cases ahead, when advocates will be seeking broad decisions either preserving or toppling controversial precedents?
Abortion, Race Cases Will Challenge Roberts' Goal of Consensus
September 29, 2006