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By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite complaints that some sessions have not gone well, the White House said on Friday U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers will keep meeting with U.S. senators before her confirmation hearing next month.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court let stand on Monday a ruling that three unsuccessful white applicants cannot collect any damages from their lawsuit challenging the University of Washington Law School's use of race as a factor in admissions.
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.
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday completed consultations with the Senate on who should be his nominee to fill a second vacancy on the Supreme Court and was close to making an announcement, the White House said.
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.
By Steve Holland BEAUMONT, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush is close to wrapping up bipartisan consultations with senators about his critical choice to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday.
By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate opened debate on Monday on the nomination of John Roberts to be chief justice of the United States and, with Democrats divided, the 50-year-old conservative appeared virtually certain to be confirmed this week.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday backed President George W. Bush's nomination of conservative John Roberts to be chief justice of the United States. The panel recommended confirmation of Roberts to lead the U.S.
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.
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.
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