Radar Online had an “exclusive” report today that Justice John Roberts planned to step down any minute. It spread like wildfire through the legal community. Huffington Post picked it up, noting that the justice has suffered seizures in the past.
The chief justice is a vigorous 55, and has already hired his clerks for next term, so we were dubious. And we were right to doubt the report. There’s no merit to it. Radar just updated their article:
RadarOnline.com has obtained new information that Justice Roberts will NOT resign. The justice will be staying on the bench.
Despite the desires of some liberals, Justice Roberts isn’t leaving One First Street anytime soon.
EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Considering Stepping Down [Radar]
John Roberts Stepping Down? [Huffington Post]