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The Clark Doll Test was an experiment that helped lead to the Supreme Court’s monumental decision in Brown v. Board of Education, demanding the racial integration of American public schools. US Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, in writing the Court's opinion, noted that the legal separation of black children gave them "a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely to ever be undone."
The conventional wisdom was shockingly, pathetically wrong. But some folks have long had an inkling that the chief justice was no ideologue. When Roberts was nominated to be chief justice in 2005, a very prominent liberal lawyer told me that he was reassured. Roberts, he noted, was a practicing attorney with years of trials under his belt -- unlike the academic Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas with his slew of government jobs and no real private practice experience. The real world…
Today the Human Rights Campaign of Alabama dropped off petitions containing 28,000 signatures asking the Judicial Inquiry Commission to conduct an investigation in an ethics complaint filed against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
President Barack Obama is sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as First lady Michelle Obama and daughters, Sasha Obama and Malia Obama look on during the public ceremonial inauguration, on January 21, 2013.