Monday, September 05, 2005

Bush Names Roberts to Replace Rehnquist

This just in:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 - President Bush nominated Judge John G. Roberts Jr. today to replace Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, whose death late Saturday opened a second vacancy on the Supreme Court and a new front in the ideological battle over the judiciary.
Sandra Day O'Connor, who has said that she will serve until her replacement is confirmed, will likely still be in her seat when the Court's term begins on October 3.

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