Nominated to: Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Status of nomination: Confirmed 5/8/2003
May 8, 2003: The Committee voted out Roberts 16-3.
Alliance for Justice Resources:
- Alliance for Justice to Senators Hatch and Leahy Re: Deborah Cook and John Roberts
- Alliance For Justice Full Report on John Roberts
- Born 1955, Buffalo, NY
- B.A., 1976, summa cum laude & J.D., 1979, magna cum laude, Harvard University
- 1979-80, Clerk for Judge Friendly, Second Circuit
- 1980-81, Clerk, Associate Justice Rehnquist, Supreme Court
- U.S. Department of Justice
- 1981-81, Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney General William French Smith
- 1989-93, Principal Deputy Solicitor General
- 1982-86, White House Counsel’s Office, Associate Counsel to the President
- Hogan & Hartson, LLP, Washington, DC
- 1986-89, Associate
- 1993-present, Partner
From Progress from America:
Progress For America Inc. (PFA) president Brian McCabe today vowed to defend President Bush’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Judge John G. Roberts — who was confirmed unanimously by the US Senate just two years ago — from attacks by liberal special interest groups bent on the personal destruction of any nominee to the high court.
“A former Rehnquist clerk with a distinguished resume and an impeccable reputation, Judge Roberts is a terrific nominee to the Supreme Court,” said Brian McCabe, president of PFA. “Judge Roberts is a man of great character who deserves genuine consideration, not automatic attacks and partisan indignation based on nothing other than the fact he was nominated.”
Added McCabe: “Progress for America will defend Judge Roberts from the Left’s predictable and premeditated character assassination attempts.”
Update: AP, Federal Judge Roberts Is Bush’s Choice
President Bush chose federal appeals court judge John G. Roberts Jr. for a seat on the Supreme Court Tuesday, delighting Republicans while unsettling some Democrats with the selection of a young jurist with impeccable conservative credentials.
Michelle Malkin has been posting all day on possible Supreme Court nominees, SCOTUS WATCH: ROBERTS FILE.
The Moderate Voice also on the story