Chief Justice of the United States since 2005, John Glover Roberts Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is an American lawyer and jurist. Roberts has written the majority opinion in several seminal cases, including Riley v. California and National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius. His judicial thought is classified as conservative, yet he is, above all else, an institutionalist.
After Anthony Kennedy’s retirement in 2018, he has been seen as the primary swing vote on the Supreme Court because of his propensity to cooperate with the liberal group. After Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement by Amy Coney Barrett in 2020, however, Roberts lost his status as the Court’s swing vote and was replaced by Brett Kavanaugh.
Who is Chief Justice John Roberts’ Wife Jane Sullivan?
An attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Jane Sullivan Roberts is a member of the firm. As Mlegal Group, a boutique legal search business prepares to expand into the nation’s capital in 2019, it has tapped Sulivan to lead the charge.
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She used to work as a recruiter at Major Lindsay and Africa, a prominent London legal recruitment agency. She is involved with her alma mater, College of the Holy Cross, as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Her biography, in part, reads:
“Prior to joining MLA, Jane was the Executive Partner for Talent Development at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Before assuming this role, she was a partner in the firm’s Global Technology Group focusing on IT sourcing and procurement of satellite systems.”
At Shaw Pittman and Dorsey & Whitney, Jane represented clients in litigation before a range of courts and administrative agencies.
“Ms. Roberts was a litigator in Australian courts in 1992, when she worked for the prominent Australian law firm Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks.”
In addition, Jane spent the 1984–1985 term working as a law clerk for the Honorable James M. Sprouse on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Before entering the legal profession, she taught mathematics at the high-school and college levels and was a Systems Engineer at Bell Laboratories.”
According to Irish America, they both come from Irish families and jointly own a cottage in Knocklong, County Limerick, close to where her mother grew up in Charleville, on the Limerick/Cork border. The Irish heritage that we come from is something that we hold dear. My grandfather and I had a love of Irish culture, so we danced to Irish music at gatherings we hosted at my house.
“Everybody had to have a party piece. I typically danced. I had one song, the ‘Gypsy Rover’ and I’m still asked to sing that song,”
When did They Get Married?
In 1996, John Roberts tied the knot with Jane. Even though they had a great time together in the beach house, she ended up leaving to travel around Australia for a year. When they eventually reconnected, she placed a wager on the fact that he would not have been able to recall her outfit from their first encounter. He did, and his clothes were also etched into her memory.
“We were very attracted to each other. We had so much in common.”
This happy couple attends the Catholic Church of the Little Flower in nearby Bethesda, Maryland.