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September 18th, 2012
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Jeffrey Toobin’s ‘The Oath’ looks at competing goals of Pres. Obama and Chief Justice Roberts

CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin takes a closer look at the competing visions between President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts in his new book, “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.”

“[Obama and Roberts] are six years apart in age, both products of the Chicago area, both products of Harvard law school, [and] the Harvard law review, but fundamentally in terms of what matters, incredibly different,” Toobin says on Starting Point today. “[One] really wants to change the constitution and the other doesn’t. I think most people would be surprised that it’s actually Roberts who is the candidate of change when it comes to the Supreme Court.”

Toobin's new book compares the Supreme Court's goals with those of the White House, specifically exmaining Chief Justice Roberts' strategy and decision on crucial cases, like the Affordable Care Act.

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