The Senate Judiciary Committee has been meeting the past week to determine whether to pass John Roberts to the full Senate as a candidate for the seat of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. They have spent the past 3 days interviewing Roberts, and determining whether he is worthy of the position.
On Thursday, the committee will hear from Stephen Tober, chairman of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, who has given Judge John Roberts the highest rating, “Well Qualified”. Roberts will have the opportunity to present the findings of the ABA to the committee, and explain how they came up with this recommendation.
Stephen Tober is one of the most respected attorneys in the country, practicing out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has a successful practice specializing in civil litigation, professional negligence, and domestic relations.
Tober’s resume is extensive, having served as president of the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association in 1977 and as member of the board of governors of The Association of Trial Lawyers of America from 1980-1986. He was a delegate to the New Hampshire Constitutional Convention in 1984 and on the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1997-2000.
This path has led Stephen Tober to the seat he will take in front of the Senate tomorrow. He will have the opportunity to explain the grueling review that the ABA puts the nominees through, how they come to the rating they give them, and explain the ABA’s role in the process.
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