Robinson on Judge Roberts

For a profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee John Roberts, Bloomberg news interviewed alumni Trustee Peter Robinson ’79, who served in the office next to Roberts’ in the Reagan White House.

Robinson said Roberts carries on President Reagan’s judicial philosophy:

We were all young enough to take Reagan’s imprint…[Reagan] was for limited government, for a strict reading of the constitution, and he had a profound respect for the people. Yes, the people may make a mistake now and then but over time you could trust their wisdom. Those ideas fit exactly what we know about Roberts’s judicial philosophy.

Robinson added that Roberts also shares with Reagan “a genuine friendliness and lightness of touch, combined with absolute determination and commitment to principle.”

Robinson will be in Hanover this weekend for his first Board meeting since he was elected this spring.