Chief Justice Roberts defends legitimacy of Supreme Court

Chief Justice John Roberts defended the Supreme Court's right to interpret the Constitution,

saying that people shouldn't question its role just because they don't agree with its decisions.

In his first public appearance since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Roberts was asked about the last year at the court.

He said Friday that he was worried that some critics of the court's controversial decisions have been questioning its legitimacy,

which he said was a mistake. He didn't say the names of any specific cases or critics.

"I'm not sure who would take over the court's legitimate job of interpreting the constitution if it didn't do that job anymore.

"You don't want the political branches to tell you what the law is,