Impeachment is over, but Trump and Chief Justice Roberts aren't done with each other

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WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has gotten an earful about President Donald Trump while presiding over the president's impeachment trial, and received a few words from the man himself Tuesday night at the State of the Union address. The trial may be over, but these two are hardly done with each other. Currently, the chief justice is either writing or reviewing the Supreme Court's decision on whether Trump acted within his power to end the program protecting young immigrant "dreamers" from deportation. A decision could come at any time before its term concludes at the end of June. Next month, Roberts will call the court to order to decide whether Trump may shield his personal financial information from a congressional committee and New York prosecutor each investigating matters beyond the president's impeachment. It ensures that controversies over investigations into Trump's conduct will continue into the heart of the presidential election campaign. And on and on it will go. Trump's expansive view of his powers has met an unprecedented legal pushback from Democrats and civil rights organizations, and the president's lawyers have not hesitated to run quickly to the conservative Supreme Court, which they see as a counterbalance to liberal federal judges. Even as Roberts presided one day at the trial, the Supreme Court on a 5-to-4 vote granted an emergency request allowing the Trump administration to begin implementing new rules making it easier to deny immigrants residency or admission to the United States because they have used or might use public-assistance programs. Roberts, who marked his 65th birthday attempting to "carry out ill-defined responsibilities in an unfamiliar setting," invited lawmakers to visit, saying the front row of the court is...
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Impeachment is over, but Trump and Chief Justice Roberts aren't done with each other

President Donald Trump greets Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. before the State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Feb.y 4, 2020 in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump greets Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. before the State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Feb.y 4, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Impeachment is over, but Trump and Chief Justice Roberts aren't done with each other 1 / 12 Back to Gallery

WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has gotten an earful about President Donald Trump while presiding over the president's impeachment trial, and received a few words from the man himself Tuesday night at the State of the Union address.

The trial may be over, but these two are hardly done with each other.

Currently, the chief justice is either writing or reviewing the Supreme Court's decision on whether Trump acted within his power to end the program protecting young immigrant "dreamers" from deportation. A decision could come at any time before its term concludes at the end of June.

Next month, Roberts will call the court to order to decide whether Trump may shield his personal financial information from a congressional committee and New York prosecutor each investigating matters beyond the president's impeachment.

It ensures that controversies over investigations into Trump's conduct will continue into the heart of the presidential election campaign.

And on and on it will go.

Trump's expansive view of his powers has met an unprecedented legal pushback from Democrats and civil rights organizations, and the president's lawyers have not hesitated to run quickly to the conservative Supreme Court, which they see as a counterbalance to liberal federal judges.

Even as Roberts…
Robert Barnes, The Washington Post
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