The Facts: Roberts Nomination
Originally nominated by President Bush on July 19 to fill the vacancy left by retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, John G. Roberts is now Bush's nominee for Chief Justice, following the death of William H. Rehnquist. If Roberts is confirmed in short order, the court will start its session in October with a full compliment of nine judges. O'Connor has agreed to stay on until her replacement is confirmed.
For a quick primer on Roberts himself, washingtonpost.com has compiled a dossier that includes his vital stats, a short bio, and some key documents from thecourse of his career. Want information on the whole court? Another primer from washingtonpost.com -- this one interactive -- can be found here. And don't forget to check in regularly with the Post's Campaign for the Court blog, which is updated frequently with new news developments in the nomination process.
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