John Roberts Keeps Telling People About His Cash Situation

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08 Oct 2010, Washington, DC, USA --- FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2010 file photo, Chief Justice John Roberts is seen during the group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Breaking with the court's other conservative justices, Roberts announced the judgment that allows the law to go forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans. Roberts explained at length the court's view of the mandate as a valid exercise of Congress' authority to lay and collect taxes. The administration estimates that roughly 4 million people will pay the penalty rather than buy insurance. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) --- Image by © Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ /AP/Corbis
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Busy few days for Supreme Court Justice John Roberts: Not only is he deciding the fate of millions of gay Americans (and presumably handling some other cases, too), but he's also dealing with the inconvenient fallout of being a victim of credit card fraud:

The Washington Post's Al Kamen reported Thursday that Roberts had paid his local Starbucks earlier this week with paper instead of the usual plastic. He reportedly told the cashier that someone had stolen his credit card numbers, which had forced him to cancel the cards.

Roberts was overheard by The Huffington Post making a similar claim at a D.C. barber shop on Wednesday, noting that the theft had apparently originated from a suspect in Kentucky.

It's unclear why the chief justice felt the need to explain his reason for paying in cash.

Oh, all of these ones? Get your mind out of the gutter.