A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

By Robert Barnes                                                                                                Sunday, August 4, 5:39 p.m.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. didn’t hesitate last fall when a questioner asked him about the biggest constitutional challenge the Supreme Court faced.

Roberts told the audience at Rice University in Houston that the court must identify “the fundamental principle underlying what constitutional protection is and apply it to new issues and new technology. I think that is going to be the real challenge for the next 50 years.”

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