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Chief Justice John Roberts stresses courts’ frugality

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court finished its most closely examined term in years last June when it narrowly upheld the Affordable Care Act. On the horizon are decisions on affirmative action and same-sex marriage.

But Chief Justice John Roberts mentioned none of that in his annual year-end Report on the Federal Judiciary, issued Monday. He stressed frugality rather than controversy, saying the federal courts already are doing their part in holding the line on spending.

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