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Partisan battles pose ‘real danger’ for Supreme Court, chief justice says

TROY — Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday that the Supreme Court has gone about its work in a "completely nonpartisan way" since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but that the bitter political battle waged over confirming Scalia's replacement poses a "real danger" for the court. At a question-and-answer session at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, university ...