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Noah Feldman

John Roberts Is Done Trusting Donald Trump

The Supreme Court’s DACA ruling shows that the chief justice is no longer buying what the president is selling.

John Roberts doesn’t like the way Donald Trump does things.

John Roberts doesn’t like the way Donald Trump does things.

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Chief Justice John Roberts has come to liberals’ rescue again, this time providing the decisive fifth Supreme Court vote to strike down the Trump administration’s rescission of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

It’s morally uplifting that dreamers now won’t have to live under threat of deportation; and it’s unlikely that President Donald Trump will be able to rescind DACA, with new justifications, before he leaves office.