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Senate Judiciary Cmte. Announces Roberts’ Hearings to Begin September 6

Press release today from Sen. Patrick Leahy: “Specter, Leahy Announce SCOTUS Hearing Locations And Details… In order to give advance notice so that you can make your travel plans, the Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. for the Supreme Court will begin on Tuesday, September 6th, at 1:30 P.M., in the Caucus Room in 325 Russell. At that time, we will proceed with ten minute opening statements by Committee members to be followed by the oath to be taken by Judge Roberts and his opening statement.”
Related references:

  • August 16 press release from Sen. Leahy: “Those papers that we have received paint a picture of John Roberts as an eager and aggressive advocate of policies that are deeply tinged with the ideology of the far right wing of his party then, and now. In influential White House and Department of Justice positions, John Roberts expressed views that were among the most radical being offered by a cadre intent on reversing decades of policies on civil rights, voting rights, women’s rights, privacy, and access to justice.”
  • Roberts gets “well qualified” rating from American Bar Association
  • National Archives to Open Additional Records Relating to Judge John Roberts – “38,546 pages of presidential records from the Staff Member Office Files of John Roberts, will be opened. 1,708 pages have been withheld from these files under FOIA exemptions.”
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