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The chief justice of the United States talked about the history of the Supreme Court to a full house Wednesday night at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis and took audience questions at the annual James P. White Lecture on Legal Education.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. opened with a discussion of how the court has evolved in the last 100 years. Audience members asked if he would ever consider taking on a U.S. District Court case, how his Hoosier upbringing has affected him, if he still stands by his analogy of the chief justice to that of an umpire in baseball, and other questions.

The event was simulcast in another room of the law school, mostly for students, was streamed live on the school's Web site during the talk, and crews from C-SPAN filmed the event for future use.

After addressing the courtroom audience, Chief Justice Roberts spoke with students who watched the simulcast and answered eight of their questions, according to Elizabeth Allington, director for external affairs for the law school. Earlier in the day, he met with students in their classes.

Read the April 14-27, 2010, edition of Indiana Lawyer for a more in-depth article about the chief justice's visit.

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