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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 22, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts expressed concern Friday about growing partisanship in the judicial confirmation process and a public perception that politics factor into the court’s rulings, the Associated Press reports. Roberts told an audience at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law that the partisan atmosphere in Washington would make it unlikely for justices such as Antonin Scalia or Ruth Bader Ginsburg to win confirmation today. He also suggested that politics displayed through the confirmation process feeds the public’s belief that the court is a political body akin to Congress and the White House. “That's not the way we do business," he said. "We’re not Republicans or Democrats.”