John Roberts, the US Chief Justice, stated that he is concerned by criticisms of the Supreme Court's controversial decisions. This has led to attacks on its legitimacy and integrity as an institution.

First public speech since the court revoked the constitutional right of abortion

Roberts stated that criticism of rulings was "entirely appropriate", but that the court's role does not change simply because people disagree with its decisions.

People can say what they want,” he said late Friday at a conference in Colorado Springs,

If the court doesn’t retain its legitimate function of interpreting the Constitution, I’m not sure who would take up that mantle,” he said.

John Roberts Decries