I have become convinced that Roberts was in some way coerced to change his position. Either threatening him or his family. I have never believed that such things actually take place, especially at that high a level, but when you look at his orginal declarations during the case and in the original majority opinion he originally wrote, there is no other logical reason he would have decided to change his mind and use the circuitous reasoning he eventually used in his second majority opinion. It simply makes no sense. At first I just accepted that he was afraid his court would be viewed as too political and changed, but even if he did have that change of heart, his decision would not have been such a mess.
The DC Madam didn't believe they did. The DC Madam's appointments secretary didn't. Vince Foster didn't. Mary Pinchot Meyer didn't. Marilyn Monroe didn't. But maybe General Patraeus knew it did.