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Who Is John Roberts?

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Who Is John Roberts?

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Who Is John Roberts?

Who Is John Roberts?

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President Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court has only a brief record of rulings on the federal bench but more than two decades of practicing law in Washington. What can we learn about him from that time? And what will senators ask during his confirmation?

Guests:

Stephen Wermeil, constitutional law professor at American University's Washington College of Law

David Leitch, general counsel and vice president of Ford Motor Co.; worked with John G. Roberts at Firm Hogan and Hartson in Washington, D.C., during the 1980s and '90s; also worked at Justice Department

Charles Grassley, Republican senator from Iowa; member of the Senate Judiciary Committee

Richard Durbin, Democratic senator from Illinois; member of the Senate Judiciary Committee

Wade Henderson, executive director, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Carrie Gordon Earll, senior policy analyst with Focus on the Family

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