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Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Chief Justice John Roberts Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, and Chief Justice John Roberts. Photos: Diego Radzinschi/ALM

This is the picture I can’t get out of my mind: Justice John Roberts sitting at his desk, looking sad and anguished. He is thinking about the horrific riots on Jan. 6 and the role one of his former clerks played in fueling the mayhem.

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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