July 26, 2022 6:16 pm ET
writing for CNN.com, July 26:
privately lobbied fellow conservatives to avoid wasting the constitutional proper to abortion all the way down to the bitter finish, however May’s unprecedented leak of a draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade made the trouble all however unimaginable, a number of sources acquainted with negotiations instructed CNN.
It seems unlikely that Roberts’ finest prospect—Justice
—was ever near switching his earlier vote, regardless of Roberts’ makes an attempt that continued by means of the ultimate weeks of the session. . . . Roberts’ persuasive efforts, troublesome even from the beginning, had been thwarted by the sudden public nature of the state of play. . . .
The two males have identified one another because the early Nineteen Nineties after they each labored within the
George H.W. Bush
administration. . . . They share related Roman Catholic roots, prep faculty backgrounds and Ivy League educations (Roberts, Harvard; Kavanaugh, Yale). They now stay so shut to one another in Maryland that abortion rights protesters typically go to each properties on the identical night.
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Appeared within the July 27, 2022, print version as ‘Notable & Quotable: Roberts.’