John Roberts Supreme Court Nomination
The Senate hearings on the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court, began on September 12, 2005, with U.S. Senators posing questions to Roberts, who was nominated by President George W. Bush to fill the vacancy of Chief Justice of the United States.
Roberts had been nominated to the Supreme Court to replace the retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; however, on September 5, following Chief Justice William Rehnquist's death, President Bush announced the nomination of Roberts for the position of Chief Justice and formally sent notice to the United States Senate of the new nomination and the withdrawal of Roberts' prior nomination.
On September 29, Roberts was confirmed as Chief Justice by a full Senate vote of 78–22. The 50-year old Roberts became the youngest Chief Justice since John Marshall, who was 45 when he joined the court in 1801.
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