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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. "It's my judgment that he's well qualified ... and I intend to vote aye when his nomination is called before the Senate," the Republican chairman, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, said in a Senate speech. "Notwithstanding his...

2005-09-18 12:49:11

By Philip Barbara WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key Republican predicted on Sunday that John Roberts will be approved as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court when the full U.S. Senate votes on his nomination by Thursday, September 29. Asked if he agreed with those who say Roberts will be confirmed, Sen. Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania and the powerful chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee said: "I wouldn't dispute that." "I believe the vote will come during the week...

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. Bloomberg, a former Democrat seeking re-election in a heavily Democratic city, said Roberts had failed to show a commitment to upholding the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision establishing a right to abortion. "I am unconvinced...

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. Bloomberg, a former Democrat seeking re-election in a heavily Democratic city, said Roberts had failed to show a commitment to upholding the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision establishing a right to abortion. "I am unconvinced...

2005-09-15 17:13:10

By Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Declaring "I'm not an ideologue," John Roberts finished a four-day Senate committee appearance on Thursday with Democrats and Republicans predicting he will be confirmed to head the Supreme Court as the 17th U.S. chief justice. In fact, the 100-member, Republican-led U.S. Senate appeared headed toward approving President George W. Bush's 50-year-old conservative nominee before the high court begins its new term on October...

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. The Republican-led Senate appears likely to approve President George W. Bush's 50-year-old conservative nominee before the Supreme Court begins its new term on October 3. Democrats took a final crack at trying to pin him...

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. Three days of questioning by Senate Judiciary Committee members left Roberts, President George W. Bush's conservative nominee to replace late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, largely unscathed and steaming toward...

2005-09-15 13:02:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice nominee John Roberts was pressed by Senate Judiciary Committee members during three days of hearings for his views on contentious issues. Following are his responses: Abortion Rights Roberts refused to give a direct answer on the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that women have a constitutional right to an abortion. "I feel the need to stay away from a discussion of particular cases," Roberts said, declining to answer directly on whether he...

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. The Republican-led Senate appears likely to approve President George W. Bush's 50-year-old conservative nominee before the Supreme Court begins its new term on October 3. Democrats took a final crack at trying to pin him...

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. Bush's nominee to replace the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, made the pledge as Democrats complained he had dodged many questions in two days of his confirmation hearing before the...


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