John G. Roberts

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John Glover Roberts, Jr.
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17th Chief Justice of the United States
Assumed office
September 29, 2005
Nominated by George W. Bush
Preceded by William Rehnquist
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
June 2, 2003 – September 29, 2005
Nominated by George W. Bush
Preceded by James L. Buckley
Succeeded by Patricia Ann Millett
Personal details
Born John Glover Roberts Jr.
(1955-01-27) January 27, 1955 (age 63)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Jane Sullivan (m. 1996)
Children 2
Education Harvard University (BA, JD)
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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.[1]

Roberts was originally nominated by President George W. Bush to replaced Sandra Day O'Connor as an Associate Justice, but Chief Justice William Rehnquist died before Roberts's confirmation so Bush nominated Roberts to replace Rehnquist instead. Roberts was confirmed by the full United States Senate on September 29 by a margin of 78–22.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Toobin, Jeffrey (May 25, 2009). "No More Mr. Nice Guy". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  2. "U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote". Senate.gov. Retrieved August 26, 2010.