Roberts Begins First Day as U.S. Chief Justice The announcement of Harriet Miers' nomination to the Supreme Court comes on the day the court opens a new term ... with a new justice in the center seat. John Roberts -- the 17th chief justice of the United States -- is presiding over a court in transition, dealing with tumultuous cases.
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Roberts Begins First Day as U.S. Chief Justice

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Roberts Begins First Day as U.S. Chief Justice

Roberts Begins First Day as U.S. Chief Justice

Roberts Begins First Day as U.S. Chief Justice

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The announcement of Harriet Miers' nomination to the Supreme Court comes on the day the court opens a new term ... with a new justice in the center seat. John Roberts — the 17th chief justice of the United States — is presiding over a court in transition, dealing with tumultuous cases.