John Roberts Sworn in as U.S. Chief Justice At a White House ceremony Sept. 29, John G. Roberts is sworn in as the 17th chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Earlier, the Senate voted 78-22 to confirm Roberts' nomination to succeed the late William Rehnquist.
thumbnail
Special Series

John Roberts Sworn in as U.S. Chief Justice

The Senate votes 78-to-22 to confirm John Roberts as U.S. chief justice.

John Roberts Confirmed as U.S. Chief Justice

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4929142/4929143" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Sen. Harry Reid on the Next Supreme Court Nominee

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4928802/4928803" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Senate Democrats Divided on Roberts Nomination

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4928766/4928767" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Senate Committee to Vote on Roberts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4858841/4858842" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Witnesses Weigh in on Nominee Roberts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4850539/4850540" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Senators Seek Last Assurances from Roberts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4849478/4849479" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript