Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Nominee for chief justice would be third Catholic in that position - Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Should Judge John G. Roberts be confirmed as the chief justice of the United States, he would become the third Catholic to hold that post. Two days after the Sept. 3 death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, President George W. Bush announced that he was nominating Roberts, 50, to become the new chief. In July Bush had nominated Roberts to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. His decision to make Roberts his nominee for chief justice means there remains a vacancy for an associate justice.


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