"For the liberals, the move was understandable: The Court had inflamed people in the country with the Kelo case on eminent domain. Here was a chance to show that the liberal wing was not really insensitive to the property rights of ordinary folk owning modest dwellings."
Arkes' reasoning on why the 'liberal' wing of the Court voted the way that they did works well for his article, but isn't necessarily the case.
So far, I have no problems with Roberts. He seems like a reasonable guy.