Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. was in an expansive and reminiscing mood earlier this month in a talk at the Rehnquist Center at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law. Roberts called Rehnquist, for whom he clerked, one of the "two or three most significant successors" to the great Chief Justice John Marshall. Roberts also revealed one of his own key strategies for achieving consensus on the Court through the assignment of opinion-writing, likening the task to working a Rubik's Cube.
Chief Justice Roberts on Rehnquist and on Achieving Consensus
February 18, 2009