At the start of 2019, Professor Jason Mazzone, a constitutional law expert, spoke to the News-Gazette about the Supreme Court storyline he'll be paying closest attention to in the coming year.
"I'll be watching Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. He cares deeply about the Supreme Court's reputation and about it not being perceived as partisan," he said.
"With recent polls showing declining public confidence in the Supreme Court, the truly brutal confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh — and a decent chance of another vacancy in the near future — and President Trump criticizing 'Democratic judges' when rulings do not go his way, Roberts' inclination will be to double-down and protect the legitimacy of the judicial branch."
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