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You Gotta Love This Roberts Guy

Chief Justice Roberts is already compiling a record as a superb prose stylist, as you can see below in the passage Ed Whelan reproduces from a Roberts dissent issued today.  But I wouldn’t have guessed that he would employ a play on words in Latin, reversing the hoary old tag nunc pro tunc to make it read tunc pro nunc–suggesting that the Court believes it can alter the past.  Bravo!

I think it was that Catholic education . . .

Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.

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