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2005-10-03 09:23:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Roberts was installed on Monday as the nation's 17th chief justice in a special Supreme Court ceremony attended by President George W. Bush, family members and his high court colleagues. During the four-minute special sitting, Justice John Paul Stevens, the court's most senior member, again administered the judicial oath that Roberts already took last week at a White House ceremony after the Senate confirmed him by a 78-22 vote. "On behalf of all 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 11:52:53

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...

2005-09-20 15:57:08

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday John Roberts would be confirmed as chief justice of the United States but that he would oppose the conservative Supreme Court nominee because "I'm not too sure if his heart is as big as his head." "I have too many unanswered questions about the nominee to justify a vote confirming him to this enormously important lifetime position," Reid said of President George W. Bush's first nomination to...

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...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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