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2006-07-01 09:19:04

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's just-ended term saw dramatic changes, with two new conservative jurists picked by President George W. Bush, and major rulings that rejected Bush's policies on Guantanamo military tribunals and doctor-assisted suicide. For the first time in more than 11 years, the court's composition changed, with Bush appointing John Roberts to succeed the late William Rehnquist as chief justice and Samuel Alito to replace Justice...

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. "On behalf of all the members of the court, it is a pleasure to extend to you a warm welcome," Justice John Paul Stevens told the conservative Roberts before the official opening in a brief ceremony attended by President George W. Bush. Stevens...

2005-10-02 09:10:08

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush has yet to make a final decision on his nominee to fill a second vacancy on the Supreme Court and is still considering several options, his chief of staff, Andrew Card, said on Sunday. "He's still working... still considering lots of options," Card told reporters. White House spokesman Scott McClellan has left open the possibility that an announcement could come this week on Bush's choice to replace Sandra Day O'Connor,...

2005-09-29 15:30:15

By Thomas Ferraro 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 job that positions him to help shape the American way of life for decades. In a White House ceremony, Roberts took the oath as the youngest chief justice in two centuries -- just hours after the Republican-led Senate confirmed him with significant Democratic support as President George W. Bush's first nominee to the...

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. In a White House ceremony, Roberts took the oath as youngest chief justice in two centuries just hours after the U.S. Senate confirmed him as President George W. Bush's first nominee to the Supreme Court.

2005-09-29 11:41:33

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal judge John Roberts, President George W. Bush's first nominee to the Supreme Court, won U.S. Senate confirmation with bipartisan support on Thursday as the 17th chief justice of the United States. The vote was 78-22, with 22 of the 44 Democrats and the Senate's one independent joining all of the chamber's 55 Republicans in backing the 50-year-old Roberts. Roberts, who was to be sworn in at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) at the White...

2005-09-29 11:55:27

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. Roberts was confirmed in a 78-22 vote. Once sworn in, likely later in the day, the 50-year-old Roberts will be the youngest chief justice in two centuries and positioned to lead the court in the lifetime post for decades -- helping shape the American way of life on...

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. Once sworn in, likely later in the day, the 50-year-old Roberts will be the youngest chief justice in two centuries and positioned to hold the lifetime post for decades -- helping shape the American way of life on matters from civil rights to abortion rights.

2005-09-29 06:25:34

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Roberts, a 50-year-old conservative who told Congress judges should act like impartial umpires, seems certain to win Senate confirmation on Thursday to become the 17th chief justice of the United States. All 55 Senate Republicans and about half the chamber's other members -- 44 Democrats and one independent -- were expected to back Roberts, President George W. Bush's nominee to head the Supreme Court. A roll-call vote was to begin at...

2005-09-29 04:13:51

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Roberts, a 50-year-old conservative who told Congress judges should act like impartial umpires, seems certain to win Senate confirmation on Thursday to become the 17th chief justice of the United States. All 55 Senate Republicans and about half the chamber's other members -- 44 Democrats and one independent -- were expected to back Roberts, President George W. Bush's nominee to head the Supreme Court. A roll-call vote was to begin at...


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