On the eve of an impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, Professor Jason Mazzone spoke to the News-Gazette about what will happen in a trial in the Senate. Specifically, they asked, How forceful should we expect Roberts to be in an impeachment trial of a president who once called him “an absolute disaster” for his support of the Affordable Care Act?
Mazzone replied, “Presidents come and go, but the chief justice serves for life. Roberts has nothing to gain by showing this president or anybody else favor or disfavor at an impeachment trial. Besides, the role of the chief justice at an impeachment trial is exceedingly modest, because the senators run the show."
Read more of his commentary at news-gazette.com.