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2005-08-29 16:42:05

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts was told on Monday to expect questions at his Senate confirmation hearing about the Bush administration's view on the torture of prisoners as it pursues a war against terrorism. Democratic Sen.

2005-08-17 18:11:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Bar Association on Wednesday gave U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts its highest rating when it unanimously labeled him "well qualified" for the job.

2005-08-06 00:20:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush Administration refused on Friday to release some documents sought by Democratic lawmakers from Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' work as deputy solicitor general, opening the door for conflict as the Senate votes later this year on his confirmation.

2005-08-01 14:07:37

By Deborah Charles NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Monday he would have "very serious concerns" about sharing internal documents requested by Senate Democrats in the debate over John Roberts' nomination to the Supreme Court.

2005-07-29 19:49:40

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats challenged the White House on Friday to provide documents stemming from U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' work as an attorney in the first Bush administration and lawmakers announced his confirmation hearings would begin on Sept. 6.

2005-07-29 15:42:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic senators on Friday worked to set a date for U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' confirmation hearing after an agreement to start the process on Sept. 6 collapsed.

2005-07-29 10:25:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee plan to begin U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' confirmation hearings on Sept. 6, congressional aides said on Friday.

2005-07-27 16:17:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A dispute between Democrats and the White House over U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' internal government memos threatened to broaden on Wednesday to a potential fight over his tax records.

2005-07-26 17:34:23

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday it will refuse to hand over to the Senate some documents related to Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' government legal work, a sign of a possible battle ahead with Senate Democrats.

2005-07-25 18:22:52

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Subpoenas could be served on companies to determine their contributions to a proposed $140 billion asbestos compensation fund, the top two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday. Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.