(Bloomberg) — A shift to to the right is a near certainty for the U.S. Supreme Court. How quickly it will happen is up to Chief Justice John Roberts. 
With Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Roberts is now in firm control of the court’s throttle, positioned to decide whether and when to overturn liberal precedents. The stakes could hardly be higher. The court is being called on — or will be soon — to rule on abortion, guns, gay rights, religious freedom, campaign finance, voting rights, government regulation and presidential power.
In each area, conservative legal advocates have blazed a clear path they want the court to take. And in each, Roberts seems at least pointed in that direction.
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