Mar 09

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Chief Justice John Roberts

John Roberts Jr., a former federal appellate judge, won Senate confirmation Sept. 29, 2005 as the 17th chief justice of the United States. The 50 year old becomes the youngest chief justice in 200 years.

Sep 04

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Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who steered the high court through groundbreaking legal and political disputes as well as guided it through a docket-full of potentially pivotal and controversial cases in recent court terms, died on Sept. 3, 2005.

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