Roberts can reclaim conservative bona fides
Court to review laws on voting, affirmative action
Chief Justice John Roberts, whose majority opinion upheld President Obama’s health care law, won’t have to wait long for a chance to reassert his conservative credentials. In the nine-month term that starts in October, the Supreme Court will consider rolling back university affirmative action and may take up same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act, the 1965 law that protects minorities at the polling place. On the race issues in particular, Roberts is a good bet to rejoin the wing of the court that has been his ideological home since he became chief justice in 2005.