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.
The vote everybody is mad at him for...healthcare...would have gone the same way had he not been chief.