John Roberts

  • September 22, 2005  

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 in favor of sending the nomination of Judge John Roberts as chief justice of the United States to the full Senate. All ten Republicans and three Democrats praised Roberts’ qualifications but five Democrats said they would have liked Roberts to be more forthcoming with his answers. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2005   BY  

    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled chief justice nominee John Roberts on his views of affirmative action, civil rights and big business, trying to get at his personal, rather than legal, view of the law. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2005  

    A report on the final day of John Roberts’ confirmation hearings for chief justice of the United States. Continue reading

  • September 14, 2005   BY  

    During his second day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, chief justice nominee John Roberts said Wednesday he would strive to build larger and clearer majorities in Supreme Court decisions if confirmed. Continue reading

  • September 14, 2005  

    Judge John Roberts faced a second day of questioning in his confirmation hearings for chief justice of the United States. A report highlights important moments of the day. Continue reading

  • September 14, 2005  

    On the second day of questioning, Supreme Court nominee John Roberts faced questions on issues ranging from the right to die to how broadly he would interpret the Constitution. Two scholars assess his responses. Continue reading

  • September 13, 2005   BY  

    Chief justice nominee John Roberts on Tuesday faced hours of pointed questions from senators on a slew of issues ranging from abortion and segregation to the separation of executive and congressional powers. Continue reading

  • September 13, 2005  

    Chief justice nominee John Roberts faced hours of pointed questions in Tuesday’s first round of questioning from senators on the Judicial Committee. A report selects highlights from the hearings, including questions about abortion, The Voting Rights Act and separation of powers. Continue reading

  • September 13, 2005  

    U.S. chief justice nominee John Roberts faced a first round of questions in his Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday on a range of subjects, including abortion, privacy, and racial and gender discrimination. Two legal scholars assess Roberts’ responses. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2005   BY  

    Supreme Court chief justice nominee John Roberts, in his first comments to the Senate Judiciary Committee, pledged Monday to "confront every case with an open mind" and to "fully and fairly analyze the legal arguments presented." Continue reading

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