His votes would have been the same whether he was chief or not.
Don’t kid yourself, the Chief Justice has a lot of influence. He basically sets the agenda for the court, and when something is be ‘considered’ on an emergency basis, he gets to decide which judge(s) will consider it. He also appoints a lot of judges to other courts, like the so called secret court.
And yea, the liberals love having one of their on as Chief Justice.