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A day before Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. joined with liberals in a 5-4 decision halting implementation of a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, he seemed to forecast that a divided vote was coming.

Asked at an event in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday whether he was making progress in his goal of reducing the number of 5-4 decisions, Roberts said, “Well, you know, some days are better than others.”

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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