Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Judge John G. Roberts SCOTUS Nominee

Judge Roberts was appointed to the D.C. Circuit in 2003 by President George W. Bush (he was also nominated by the first President Bush, but never received a Senate vote). Before his appointment, he practiced at Hogan & Hartson from 1986-1989 and 1993-2003. During the interlude, he was the Principal Deputy Solicitor General in the first Bush administration. He also served in the Reagan administration as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General from 1981-1982 and as Associate Counsel to the President from 1982-1986.

Judge Roberts attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He then clerked for Judge Henry Friendly on the Second Circuit and for Justice Rehnquist.

Judge Roberts is fifty years old. He and his wife have two children.

Hat Tip to The Supreme Court Nomination Blog.

Here is a transcript of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for John G. Roberts dated Jan. 29, 2003.

He put in his time advising the Bush legal team in Florida during the battle over the 2000 presidential election and has often argued conservative positions before the court -- but they can be attributed to clients, not necessarily to him.
That includes a brief he wrote for President George H.W. Bush's administration in a 1991 abortion case, in which he observed that "we continue to believe that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and should be overruled."



At 8:54 AM, Anonymous WM said...

I think he's a great choice.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

...regarding his comment on Roe vs Wade being "bad law" and how it should be overturned based on it's horrible writing; Ruth Bader said the same thing: Bad Law. (hat tip to G. Beck)

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