Roberts speaks on AI, turns blind eye to Trump cases.

In his year-end report, Chief Justice John Roberts discussed the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal profession. He acknowledged that AI has the potential to streamline legal research and increase access to information, but also highlighted the risks of fraud, discrimination, and privacy invasion. Roberts emphasized that human judgment is still necessary for making legal determinations, as many decisions involve gray areas that require nuance. However, he did not address the controversial cases that the Supreme Court is expected to face in the coming months, including issues related to Donald Trump and the 2024 presidential election. Roberts also praised the technological innovations that courts implemented during the pandemic, such as videoconferencing, but did not mention the rollback of some of these changes. He chose not to discuss the court’s cybersecurity practices or the review conducted after a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked to POLITICO. Previous annual reports by Roberts have addressed controversial issues, such as ethics concerns and conflicts of interest among federal judges. Overall, the article focuses on Roberts’ discussion of AI and its implications for the legal profession, while highlighting the absence of discussion on key cases and controversies facing the Supreme Court.