JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has returned to his native upstate New York to help mark the 10th anniversary of the Robert H. Jackson Center.
Roberts, who was born in Buffalo, spoke for about 15 minutes from the front porch of the center in Jamestown on Friday morning. He reflected on the changes in the Supreme Court since Jackson sat there but noted that today's judges share the same ideals as their predecessors.
Jackson served on the Supreme Court from 1941 to 1954 after getting his start as a country lawyer in western New York. The center was dedicated 10 years ago by Roberts' predecessor, Chief Justice William Rehnquist.
More than 2,000 people attended Roberts' talk, including federal and state judges from New York and Pennsylvania.