John G. Roberts Jr., President Bush’s pick to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court, has dealt closely with some of the most controversial issues in education as an appellate advocate.
As principal deputy U.S. solicitor general during the administration of President George H.W. Bush, Roberts helped write multiple Supreme Court briefs that took conservative positions on such education issues as graduation prayers, school desegregation, and the scope of Title IX.
What are your thoughts on Judge Roberts’ nomination? Will this affect the way education cases are decided in the Supreme Court?
A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.