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Chief justice confusion

For a journalist, sometimes getting people to return your calls can be a challenge. That is, of course, unless you happen to have the same name as the nation’s chief justice.

Fox News national senior national correspondent John Roberts recently revealed that he sometimes confuses people with his name. There’s never confusion in person, since he and Chief Justice John G. Roberts “look nothing alike,” he said. But phone calls are a different matter.

Roberts recalled to The Hill a time he called Carol Lancaster, the dean of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. “I called her up looking for an interview,” the journalist said. “I said, ‘This is John Roberts from Fox.’ And she said, ‘Oh, for a second I thought I was getting a call from the chief justice of the Supreme Court.’”

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