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Chief Justice John G. Roberts

Which current Supreme Court Justice is the most influential? Why?

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Hi. The discussion below should get you started. Being that this is supposedly a debate, it is opinion based. It is my opinion therefore that the justice named below is most influential and I have backed this up with a set of arguments. If you want to be armed with more ideas to defend this idea in class, you can use the listed resources to read more on him. Any questions just let me know via the feedback section.

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

Chief Justice John G. Roberts

The US Supreme Court is made up of 9 justices who go through a tough nomination, appointment and confirmation process through the executive and legislative branches of government. The reason behind the tough process is that they become the highest legal arbiter of American disputes, they interpret the US Constitution and affect the legal environment of a nation and they all serve life tenures. Yes, they can be removed from their posts but this requires an impeachment process. Most of the US Supreme Court Justices since the time of Chief Justice Jay, the Supreme Court Justices served out their tenure until such time that they decide that they can no longer serve their office and the interests of the nation.

At present, I think the most influential justice is Chief Justice John Roberts. He is the 17th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He was nominated by Pres. George W. Bush and he took over from Former Supreme Court Chief ...

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The solution provides a profile amd discussion of Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts,discussing an opinion that he appears to be the most infliential SC Justice today. References are listed.