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John Roberts U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (center) walks to the Senate Chamber to be sworn in, as well as to swear in senators at the start of the Trump impeachment trial Thursday. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM)

In the predawn hours Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts, the presiding officer at the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, asserted his voice forcefully for the first time during the Senate proceedings to warn the lawyers for both sides to watch their language.

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Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at mscarcella@alm.com. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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