John Roberts Sworn in as U.S. Chief Justice
September 15, 2005 The Senate Judiciary Committee concluded hearings Thursday on the nomination of John Roberts to be the next chief justice of the United States. In his final day before the panel, Roberts did not provide any additional insight into his views, saying his loyalty was only to the rule of law.
September 15, 2005 Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee grill chief justice nominee John Roberts about his views on issues from cloning to discrimination. The morning session completed nearly 20 hours of testimony from Roberts over four days.
September 15, 2005 The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning finished the public questioning of Chief Justice nominee John Roberts. After three rounds of questioning, Democrats remained frustrated with Roberts' lack of direct answers.
September 14, 2005 Supreme Court nominee John Roberts continues to avoid direct answers but gives some tantalizing clues about how he will handle his role if — as appears an increasing certainty — he is confirmed.
September 14, 2005 The Senate Judiciary Committee began a second full day of testimony from Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. During Wednesday's hearings, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) raised concerns over the growing trend among some justices to cite foreign law to buttress their arguments. The issue has become a divisive one on the Supreme Court and among Republicans who object to the trend.
September 13, 2005 John G. Roberts Jr., appearing before a Senate panel considering his nomination to be the new Chief Justice of the United States, answered questions about the right to privacy, the importance of precedence and Roe v. Wade in the opening round of questioning.
September 13, 2005 Chief justice nominee John Roberts takes questions from senators seeking definitive answers on issues from abortion to the environment to stopping a war. But Roberts refused to say whether, for example, he would vote to overturn or restrict abortion rights.
September 13, 2005 John Roberts held forth on a range of topics Tuesday — but refused to detail his views on cases that may appear before the Supreme Court. Robert Siegel talks with law professor Douglas Kmiec of at Pepperdine University and Jeffrey Rosen, legal affairs editor at The New Republic.
September 13, 2005 On the Senate Judiciary Committee's second day of hearings on the nomination of John Roberts for U.S. chief justice, Sen. Arlen Specter questioned Roberts on the issue of abortion rights, while Sen. Edward Kennedy suggested that Roberts has a "mean-spirited view" of civil rights and anti-discrimination law.