With his vote Monday striking down Louisiana’s abortion law, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., for the third time in two weeks, joined his liberal colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court in rulings that dismayed or angered his colleagues on the right.

Justice Neil Gorsuch “certainly is wrong” and “Justice [Samuel] Alito misunderstands,” Roberts wrote in various footnotes defending his opinion concurring in the court’s 5-4 judgment in the Louisiana case June Medical Services v. Russo.

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