Editorial Board

How John Roberts Can Honor Scalia's Legacy

The chief justice needs to remind the Senate of its duty to the court and the Constitution.

Time to speak up.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia has given Chief Justice John Roberts a unique opportunity to affirm the Supreme Court’s rightful place in American politics: keeping the law above politics. He should seize it, even though -- and especially because -- the high court has a tenuous hold on that place.

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