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2005-07-28 16:26:48

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts said on Thursday he would not be the type of justice both political parties denounce, one who tries to make laws rather than rule on them, a Democratic senator said. "He said he would not be an 'activist judge,"' Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska told reporters after a private meeting with the 50-year-old conservative nominee. But Nelson, like other Democrats, said he would withhold judgment on Roberts until the...

2005-07-14 14:31:16

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators who crafted a compromise on judicial nominees two months ago said President Bush's talks with both parties for his first nomination to the Supreme Court may help avert a divisive confirmation battle. The group of seven Democrats and seven Republicans, which had urged such consultations, could be key to the prospects of Bush's eventual choice. "The environment now is such that that the president has reached out,...