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 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 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 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 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 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.
September 12, 2005 The Senate Judiciary Committee opens its confirmation hearings for chief justice nominee John Roberts, as senators and Roberts himself make opening remarks. Several committee members spoke to consider how much a nominee should reveal about his opinions.
September 12, 2005 Kenneth Jost, Supreme Court editor for CQ Press, writes that federal appeals court Judge John Roberts will face increased scrutiny in his nomination for Chief Justice of the United States, but that his credentials and GOP solidarity seem likely to assure his confirmation.
September 12, 2005 The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday began confirmation hearings on Judge John Robert's nomination to be the nation's 17th chief justice. The day focused on opening statements from the 10 Republican and 8 Democratic senators on the panel, and from the nominee.