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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...

2005-09-09 18:44:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Laura Bush said on Friday she hopes her husband will select a woman as the replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. "Of course, as a woman myself, I hope it will be a woman," Mrs. Bush said in an interview with American Urban Radio Network. President George W. Bush in July nominated John Roberts to replace O'Connor. But after the weekend death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Bush changed his plans...

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 12:38:06

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice-nominee John Roberts' Senate confirmation hearing will begin on Monday, Senate leaders said, with Democrats vowing to take as long as necessary to question the 50-year-old conservative who could lead the nation's highest court for decades. At the White House, President George W. Bush said the field was "wide open" for his other pick for the U.S. Supreme Court but that this pending nominee was unlikely to be in place when...

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 11:37:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders agreed on Monday to briefly delay the start of U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' confirmation hearing, which had been set to begin on Tuesday, a Republican official said. The official said the hearing would now begin as early as Thursday and no later than next Monday, with a final decision on timing expected following further discussions.

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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