President Bush nominated solidly conservative judge John Roberts Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to the first vacancy on the Supreme Court in more than a decade. Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and…

In his first Supreme Court nominee selection, President Bush picked federal appeals Judge John Roberts, Jr., a former deputy solicitor general who is considered a solid conservative. The president announced his decision Tuesday evening from the White House.

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