Judge Roberts Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

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President Bush has named Judge John G. Roberts as his choice to be the 17th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Roberts was first named to succeed retiring Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor but was elevated to Chief Justice nominee following the death of William Rehnquist.

WNYC brings you NPR's live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the proceedings, beginning Monday at noon. Then tune in every night at 8:00 for a wrap-up of the day’s hearings. On AM 820 WNYC.

Note: There will be a lunch break each day sometime between 11:30 and 1:30, during which time we will transition back to simulcast with FM programming.


Coverage from NPR, AP and the BBC


NPR: Audio Highlights from Confirmation Hearings
Before John Roberts' Confirmation hearings begin, senators will peruse some of the Supreme Court nominee's writings. Steve Inskeep talks with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary committee, about the Roberts confirmation hearings.
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AP: Democrats Prod Roberts on Abortion Stance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court nominee John Roberts jousted with Democratic senators Tuesday at his confirmation hearing to be chief justice, dodging their attempts to pin down his opinions on abortion, voting rights and other legal issues.
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BBC: Profile of John Roberts
In nominating John Roberts for the US Chief Justice post, President George Bush has picked a Republican with a solid conservative background.
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Links:
» The U.S. Supreme Court
» U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
» White House resources on Judicial Nominees