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2005-10-03 13:03:24

By David Wiessler WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At 10:35 a.m., new Chief Justice John Roberts opened the 2005-2006 Supreme Court session on Monday and launched the highest U.S. judicial body into the Roberts era, which could last for decades.

2005-10-03 09:23:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Roberts was installed on Monday as the nation's 17th chief justice in a special Supreme Court ceremony attended by President George W. Bush, family members and his high court colleagues.

2005-10-02 08:29:16

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The John Roberts era at the Supreme Court begins on Monday, when the youngest U.S. chief justice in 200 years presides in a term that will include cases on contentious issues such as abortion, assisted suicide and financing of political campaigns.

2005-09-30 13:57:42

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday completed consultations with the Senate on who should be his nominee to fill a second vacancy on the Supreme Court and was close to making an announcement, the White House said.

2005-09-29 14:07:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Roberts, a 50-year-old conservative, was sworn in on Thursday as the 17th chief justice of the United States, a lifetime post that positions him to help shape the American way of life for decades.

2005-09-29 11:52:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal Judge John Roberts, President George W. Bush's first nominee to the Supreme Court, won U.S. Senate confirmation on Thursday as the 17th chief justice of the United States.

2005-09-21 08:27:32

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate leaders warned President George W. Bush on Wednesday that his next nominee to the Supreme Court will likely face a far more contentious confirmation battle than John Roberts, who is poised to become U.S. chief justice.

2005-09-20 07:38:16

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he will vote for John Roberts to be U.S. chief justice even though it is uncertain what the conservative appeals court judge will do on the Supreme Court.

2005-09-19 15:54:39

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he will vote for John Roberts to be U.S. chief justice even though it is uncertain what the conservative appeals court judge will do on the Supreme Court.

2005-09-16 13:44:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday opposed John Roberts' nomination to be U.S. Supreme Court chief justice, making him the first noted Republican to break with the Bush administration over who should lead America's top court.


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