The Roberts Court (2005–present)


What official positions did John Roberts hold before becoming the nation’s seventeenth chief justice?

John Roberts served as a special assistant to the U.S. attorney general from 1981 to 1982, associate counsel to President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1986, principal deputy solicitor general for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1989 to 1993, and as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 2003 to 2005.


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