The court will have a second change in membership in the next few months. President Bush is expected to nominate a successor to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor as early as next week. She has agreed to remain on the Court until her replacement is confirmed.
It will be a very busy Supreme Court term for civil liberties. Roberts will be leading a court that will decide important cases relating to reproductive freedom, free speech, and end-of-life decisions, among many other issues.
You can learn more in the ACLU's Supreme Court preview, or watch video of this week's breakfast briefing by ACLU Legal Director Steve Shapiro, and ACLU attorneys Ann Beeson and Jennifer Dalven.