Chief Justice John Roberts Chief Justice's Cuz Face-to-Face Over Prop 8

3/26/2013 8:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chief Justice John Roberts came under scrutiny today as he ruled the roost in the Prop 8 oral argument before the Supremes ... scrutiny from his lesbian cousin.

Jean Podrasky and her partner showed up early to witness what could be history in the making -- opening the wedding chapel for all gay couples.  For her part, Jean has selfish motives -- she wants to marry her partner of 4 years.

We wanted to know if Jean would give her staunchly conservative cuz the evil eye as she watched.  Fact is, even if she does, it probably won't do any good -- Roberts is a sure bet for keeping that door shut.