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‘Disingenuous’ assertion miffs chief justice (access required)

A lesson for the lawyers over at the U.S. solicitor general’s office: it’s best to be honest and forthcoming about the reason for a change in the government’s position in a Supreme Court case. A Justice Department attorney learned that lesson the hard way Tuesday when Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. upbraided him during oral arguments for an assertion made in the government’s amicus brief.

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