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2005-09-16 12:48:55

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.

2005-09-15 16:48:35

By Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Declaring "I am not an ideologue," John Roberts on Thursday finished a four-day Senate committee appearance and headed toward expected confirmation to lead the Supreme Court as the 17th U.S. chief justice.

2005-09-15 15:22:11

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Chief Justice nominee John Roberts concluding his Senate testimony on Thursday and headed toward confirmation, both sides began maneuvering for the looming battle over the next Supreme Court vacancy.

2005-09-15 12:00:44

By Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Declaring "I am not an ideologue," John Roberts on Thursday finished a four-day Senate committee appearance and headed toward expected confirmation to lead the Supreme Court as the 17th U.S. chief justice.

2005-09-14 17:44:54

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice nominee John Roberts said on Wednesday that if confirmed by the Senate he would seek greater consensus on the often bitterly divided Supreme Court that has spawned frustration with a series of 5-4 rulings. Roberts, President George W.

2005-09-14 13:36:23

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice nominee John Roberts said on Wednesday that if confirmed by the Senate he would seek consensus on the often bitterly divided Supreme Court and clear rulings to help guide lower courts.

2005-09-13 10:39:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chief Justice nominee John Roberts declined to say on Tuesday if he would reverse the long-standing decision legalizing abortion but said he believed the U.S. Constitution accorded Americans the right to privacy, the key underpinning of the landmark ruling.

2005-09-12 16:50:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice nominee John Roberts, his record on civil rights and women's rights challenged by Democrats, vowed at the start of his Senate confirmation hearing on Monday to ensure that the Supreme Court protects all Americans.

2005-09-12 14:27:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate opened its first Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 11 years on Monday with Republicans and Democrats jockeying for position as they told chief justice nominee John Roberts to expect tough questions on his legal record.

2005-09-12 11:55:08

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Roberts had hoped to soon join Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. Now Roberts likely will succeed the late legal giant, who was one of his earliest conservative mentors.


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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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