John Glover Roberts (b. 1955) is the 17th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. After growing up in Indiana and attending Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Roberts was a law clerk for then Justice William H. Rehnquist (whose vacancy he later filled on the court), and then worked in the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Justice, and the Office of the White House Counsel during the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. In 2003, after time spent in private practice—during which he argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court—President George W. Bush appointed him to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Two years later, Bush appointed him to the Supreme Court.
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John G. Roberts
In the almost 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court has several times heard a diverse array of cases about the use of race as a factor in admissions to public schools and universities. Some involve preferential treatment for blacks and other minorities (so-called affirmative action), others involve efforts to produce desired racial and ethnic “diversity.”