Judge Roberts, you got some 'splainin' to do
Board of Education of Oklahoma City v. Dowell (1991)—Starr, with Roberts in tow, and acting in an amicus capacity, successfully argued for limiting the busing requirements of school districts.
Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools (1992)—The solicitor general’s office, with Roberts’s participation, unsuccessfully argued that a female student who suffered sexual harassment could not receive damage awards under Title IX, which prohibits sexual discrimination in public schools.
Freeman v. Pitts (1992)—Starr argued, again with Roberts’s assistance, that a Georgia public school need not make further attempts at desegregation. The Court agreed.
Lee v. Weisman (1992)—Starr, with Roberts on board, failed to convince the Court that it was OK to have clergy offering prayers at official public school ceremonies. The decision was 5 to 4.
Will these come up in the questioning of Judge Roberts next week? They should. As Desi used to say, Roberts has "got some 'splaining to do."