Evolving Opinions of Chief Justice Roberts

It’s funny what one ruling will do to a man’s reputation. For Chief Justice John Roberts (view all our cartoons about Roberts here), siding with the more liberal members of the Supreme Court on Obamacare suddently turned the conservative judge into the devil as far as many Republicans are concerned…

Meanwhile, Democrats suddenly forgot about their previous criticisms over Roberts and a conservative court run amok, and began praising the Chief Justice as a modern day Earl Warren…

I was reminded of this dichotomy looking back at some old cartoons from my archive. Here’s one I drew about Roberts donating his time to help a gay rights case

On the flip side, here’s a cartoon I drew about his vague views on abortion, compared to his wife’s public commitment to the antiabortion movement

By Daryl Cagle

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