September 05, 2005

Bush nominates Roberts for CJ

Moving swiftly, as promised, President Bush is nominating John Roberts, previously nominated as an associate justice on the Supreme Court replacing retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, to the now-open spot of Chief Justice.

The prior Chief Justice, William Rehnquist, passed away Saturday night after a year-long bout with thyroid cancer.

Bush wants to have Roberts in place by the beginning of the October term.

He is promising a second nominee to replace O'Connor "in a timely manner."

Posted by mhking at September 5, 2005 08:06 AM | TrackBack
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