What is John Roberts’ Net Worth?
John Glover Roberts Jr. (born January 27, 1955), an American lawyer, was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush, becoming the 17 th chief judge. John Roberts is the Supreme Court’s richest justice as of today with an estimated net worth of approximately $17 million*.
John Roberts’ Early Life
Roberts was born January 27, 1955 in Buffalo to Rosemary Roberts Sr. Roberts has three siblings, Peggy (Kathy), and Barbara (Bert). Roberts was raised in Hamburg, New York by his father, an electrician. Roberts, a ten-year-old, moved to Long Beach, Indiana with his family. His father was the manager at a steel plant. Roberts was a member of La Lumiere School’s football team, and also won the regional wrestling championship. Roberts was also a member of choir, drama, and editor of the school newspaper. In 1973, he graduated as the top student in his high school class.
Roberts began his studies in history at Harvard University. While there, many of his papers were awarded prizes for outstanding scholarship. He returned to his father’s steel plant in the summers between school years. In 1976, he graduated from Harvard and decided to stay at Harvard to study law school. He was appointed the Harvard Law Review’s managing editor and graduated with high honors in 1979.
The Chief Justice’s Salary
John Roberts, Chief Justice of Supreme Court, earns $277 000 per year. This is roughly $10,000 more than his fellow justices.
John Roberts’ Legal Career
Roberts was a clerk for Henry Friendly, U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit. Roberts then clerked at the U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist. Roberts was then a clerk for President Ronald Reagan’s administration. From 1981 to 1982, he was a special assistant to U.S. attorney General William French Smith. He then worked as an associate at the White House Counsel between 1982 and 1986.
Roberts began his career in the public sphere and then entered private practice as an associate at Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C. His primary focus was in corporate law. After working there for a while, he was appointed Principal Deputy Solicitor general under President George H. W. Bush in 1989. Roberts was appointed by President Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. Circuit, but he was not nominated by the Senate and his nomination expired.
Roberts was again a partner at Hogan & Hartson after Bill Clinton defeated Bush in 1992’s presidential election. Roberts was the firm’s appellate lawyer and began teaching at Georgetown University Law Center. During this period, he argued 39 cases before Supreme Court and won 25.
Roberts was appointed by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit in May 2001. He had to wait again until 2003, when the Republicans regained control of the Senate. Roberts was nominated again and confirmed to the court on May 3, 2003.
Roberts served on the court from 2005 to 2005 when President Bush appointed him to fill the vacancy left by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Roberts’ confirmation was still pending when Chief Justice Rehnquist passed away. The President resubmitted Roberts’ name as chief justice and withdrew his nominee. Roberts was then confirmed by the Senate’s narrowest margin.
Roberts took the judicial test in September 2005. Roberts is known for his support of conservative principles and traditional legal techniques since his time on the Court. Roberts has been described as more moderate than some of the conservative justices in the past. He is open to working with the Court’s liberal bloc, and is sometimes considered a swing voter depending on the composition of court. He also spoke out about the injustices’ decision to not remain loyal to the party that nominated them.
Roberts was a Supreme Court justice and authored many landmark decisions, including Riley v. California, Shelby County, v. Holder and National Federation of Independent Business, v. Sebelius. Although it upheld the Patient Protection Act and Affordable Care Act, the decision was overturned in parts.
Roberts has indicated that he supports restrictions on abortion access at times. Roberts also rescinded the Voting Rights Amendments. He was the Chief Justice and presided over Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial in 2020. He declined to preside at the second impeachment case because Trump’s term had already expired.
John Roberts’ Personal life
Roberts and Jane Sullivan have been married since July 27, 1996. Sullivan is also a lawyer. They have two adopted children, John and Josephine. Roberts is one 15 Catholic judges who served as Supreme Court justices.
Roberts had a strange seizure while on vacation in Maine in 2007. The seizure was not caused by any identifiable reason, and the Supreme Court issued an official statement stating that there was no reason to be concerned.
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