Roberts’ Exit Strategy
The New York Times: Supreme Court Memo: After Ruling, Roberts Makes Getaway From The Scorn
The chief justice was correct to anticipate a level of fury unusual even in the wake of a blockbuster decision with vast political, practical and constitutional consequences. The criticism came from all sides. And it was directed not at the court as whole or even at the majority in the 5-to-4 decision. It was aimed squarely at him (Liptak, 7/2).