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Judicial Reformers, Meet Chief Justice John Roberts

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 1, 2021. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

There’s been a lot of talk lately about congressional action aimed at reforming the federal courts. Lawmakers from both parties have backed legislation to put cameras in courtrooms, to make PACER free and to require judges’ financial disclosures be posted online.