Chief Justice Roberts Wants To Treat Everyone The Same

March 26th, 2013

At least with respect to talking about standing.

Olson began by trying to talk about the merits, but the Chief guided him to talk about standing.

Well, I think it’s only fair to treat you the same. Perhaps you could  address your jurisdictional argument?

And the same for Verrilli, who tried to go to the merits.

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: You don’t think 3 you’re going to get away with not starting with the 4 jurisdictional question, do you?