John G. Roberts

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John Glover Roberts, Jr.
17th Chief Justice of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 29, 2005
Nominated by George W. Bush
Preceded by William Rehnquist
Personal details
Spouse(s) Jane Sullivan Roberts
Alma mater Harvard University
Religion Roman Catholic[1]

John Glover Roberts, Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is the seventeenth and current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Roberts is generally considered a member of the more conservative wing of the court.

Before joining the Supreme Court on September 29, 2005, Roberts was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for two years.

Roberts has been portrayed as a consistent advocate for conservative principles by analysts such as Jeffrey Toobin.[2]


References[change | change source]

  1. John G. Roberts bio from Notable Names Database
  2. Toobin, Jeffrey (May 25, 2009). "No More Mr. Nice Guy". The New Yorker. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/05/25/090525fa_fact_toobin. Retrieved 2009-06-28.