Chief Justice Roberts Not a Fan of “Personal Autonomy”

February 22nd, 2012

From U.S. v. Alvarez

7 CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: What is — what is

8 the First Amendment value in a lie, pure lie?

9 MR. LIBBY: Just a pure lie? There can be a

10 number of values. There is the value of personal

11 autonomy.

12 CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: The value of what?

13 MR. LIBBY: Personal autonomy.

14 CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: What does that mean?

Justice Kennedy had no comment.