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Noah Feldman

Chief Justice Learns There’s No Compromising With Trump

Expect John Roberts to start looking for ways to curb executive overreach.

… and come out fighting.

… and come out fighting.

Photographer: Jim Lo Scalzo/AFP/Getty Images

The Democratic House of Representatives isn’t the only branch of the U.S. government headed for a clash with President Donald Trump. The Supreme Court is, too.

The most recent evidence is the fight between Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts over whether it’s appropriate to categorize jurists as “Obama judges,” “Bush judges” and “Trump judges.” But the crisis has been building for two years, and the time has come for Roberts to act.