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2005-09-12 11:03:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate opened its first Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 11 years on Monday with Chief Justice nominee John Roberts ready to explain his judicial beliefs and background to Republicans and Democrats. At noon EST, Roberts appeared before the Judiciary Committee in the Senate Caucus Room that has held many of Congress' most historic meetings including the Watergate hearings into the scandal that toppled former President Richard Nixon. "I am committed to...

2005-09-12 08:30:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee opens its first Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 11 years on Monday with its top Republican and Democrat vowing a close examination of chief justice nominee John Roberts. Barring a bombshell, Roberts seems headed toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate, perhaps by the time the high court begins its new term on October 3. Yet Roberts, a federal appeals court judge the past two years, faces what promises to...

2005-09-12 01:54:39

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee opens its first Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 11 years on Monday with its top Republican and Democrat vowing a close examination of chief justice nominee John Roberts. Barring a bombshell, Roberts seems headed toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate, perhaps by the time the high court begins its new term on October 3. Yet Roberts, a federal appeals court judge the past two years, faces what promises to...

2005-09-11 09:11:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many lawmakers and congressional experts expect federal appeals judge John Roberts to survive a tough U.S. Senate confirmation hearing, set to begin on Monday, and be elevated, perhaps this month, to chief justice of the United States. Roberts, President George W. Bush's first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, has impeccable Republican credentials, a pleasant demeanor and a record that has drawn praise from fellow conservatives and concern from liberals. If...

2005-09-06 16:01:35

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If John Roberts is confirmed as U.S. chief justice, his Supreme Court might reverse tradition and permit its proceedings to be televised, a top Senate Republican said on Tuesday. "I think that Judge Roberts may have a real chance to bring the court together based on the personality which I have seen, if he is confirmed," said Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter. "And I think he may have a little different view about television,...

2005-09-06 07:51:41

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Key Democrats called for greater scrutiny of John Roberts on Monday after President George W. Bush nominated him to head the U.S. Supreme Court rather than be an associate justice. Their call was seconded by liberal groups, which have voiced concerns about Roberts' record on civil and women's rights in an uphill bid to deny the 50-year-old conservative a seat on the high court. But Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican,...

2005-09-05 17:56:07

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Key Democrats called for greater scrutiny of John Roberts on Monday after President George W. Bush nominated him to head the U.S. Supreme Court rather than be an associate justice. Their call was seconded by liberal groups, which have voiced concerns about Roberts' record on civil and women's rights in an uphill bid to deny the 50-year-old conservative a seat on the high court. But Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican,...

2005-09-05 13:20:49

By Jim Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Roberts had hoped to soon join Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. Now Roberts may succeed the late legal giant, who was one of his earliest conservative mentors. A generation ago, Roberts served as a young law clerk to Rehnquist, helping the then associate justice research and write court opinions. On Monday, President George W. Bush nominated Roberts, a federal appeals court judge for the past two years who has also...

2005-09-05 07:12:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush announced on Monday that he wants appeals court judge John Roberts, who is awaiting Senate confirmation hearings this week to serve on the Supreme Court, to succeed the late William Rehnquist as U.S. chief justice.

2005-09-05 07:03:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush announced on Monday that he wants appeals court judge John Roberts, who is awaiting Senate confirmation hearings this week to serve on the Supreme Court, to succeed the late William Rehnquist as U.S. chief justice.


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