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U.S. Supreme Court

Race Type

Confirmation

Filing Deadline

9/6/2005 12:00 pm

Polls Open

9/29/2005 10:30 am

Polls Close

9/29/2005 10:45 am

Term Starts

9/29/2005 12:00 pm

Term Ends

1/1/2150 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 6/30/2006, Updated 12/26/2006

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PREVIOUS ELECTION

 

Election date

9/17/1986

Term

1986-2005

Winner

William H. Rehnquist

Party

Nonpartisan

Votes

65

Percent

66.33%


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NARRATIVE

President Bush nominated John G. Roberts, Jr. for the position of Chief Justice of the United States succeeding William H. Rehnquist on September 5, 2005. His hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee convened on Monday, September 12, 2005. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved John Roberts' nomination as chief justice by a 13-5 vote on Thursday, September 22, 2005. John Roberts was confirmed as chief justice by the full Senate on Thursday, September 29, 2005 by a vote of 78-22.


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NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

9/29/2005 11:00 am

News

Senate Confirms Roberts As Chief Justice

9/28/2005 12:00 pm

Endorsement

Cantwell says she will oppose Roberts

9/28/2005 12:00 pm

Endorsement

Harkin to vote no on Roberts for chief justice

9/26/2005 8:00 pm

General

How some senators plan to vote on Roberts

9/23/2005 12:40 pm

Endorsement

Bayh says he won't support Roberts nomination

9/23/2005 12:00 pm

Endorsement

Durbin, Obama oppose Roberts

9/22/2005 12:00 pm

News

Roberts nomination advances Senate Judiciary Committee votes 13-5 in favor

9/20/2005 3:00 pm

Endorsement

Sen. Reid Says He'll Vote Against Roberts

9/19/2005 5:00 pm

News

Specter backs U.S. Chief justice nominee Roberts

9/19/2005 1:50 pm

Endorsement

Confirm John Roberts

9/19/2005 11:00 am

Endorsement

Too Much of a Mystery: No on Roberts

9/16/2005 1:45 pm

Endorsement

Bloomberg opposes Roberts' nomination

9/14/2005 8:00 am

Commentary

Sen. Feinstein Plays the Nazi Card

9/13/2005 1:50 pm

Blog Entry

The 'Ginsburg standard' myth

9/8/2005 12:00 pm

Advertisement

Group's TV ad uses storm's aftermath to target Roberts

9/6/2005 9:00 pm

Speculative

25 Dems could vote for Roberts

9/5/2005 9:00 am

News

BUSH NOMINATES ROBERTS AS CHIEF JUSTICE

8/22/2005 6:00 am

News

Democrats Split on Tactics for [Roberts] Confirmation Hearings

8/17/2005 4:00 am

News

Leahy says Roberts holds 'radical' views

8/10/2005 3:00 pm

Endorsement

Manufacturers' group backs Roberts on Supreme Court

8/9/2005 6:45 pm

News

Conservative Group to Oppose John Roberts

8/7/2005 1:00 pm

General

John Roberts gave free help to Death Row inmate

8/4/2005 10:00 pm

News

[Supreme] Court Nominee Advised Group on Gay Rights

8/3/2005 11:00 am

News

Former President Clinton Says Judge Roberts `Very Impressive'

7/29/2005 11:00 am

News

Edwards Citicizes Supreme Court Nominee

7/22/2005 3:00 pm

News

Key Democrat [Durbin] upbeat over high-court choice

7/21/2005 5:00 pm

Editorial

O'Connor on Roberts: 'Fabulous'

7/21/2005 11:00 am

News

'Gang of 14' members cast doubt on court stalemate

7/19/2005 8:00 pm

News

Bush nominates Roberts for Supreme Court

7/19/2005 6:00 pm

General

AP: Appellate court judge Roberts is Bush pick for Supreme Court

7/19/2005 4:20 pm

General

BREAKING NEWS: SOURCE TELLS ABC NEWS JUDGE EDITH CLEMENT IS NOT PRESIDENT BUSH'S CHOICE FOR SUPREME COURT

7/19/2005 1:00 pm

News

Dem talking points on Supreme Court pick revealed

7/19/2005 10:00 am

News

Conservatives are told it will not be Gonzales

7/19/2005 9:00 am

News

Speculation Centers on Clement for Court

7/19/2005 9:00 am

News

Sources: Court choice could come Tuesday

7/17/2005 9:00 am

News

Bush hints at nominee, but is silent on name

2/6/2005 12:00 am

Speculative

Scalia is positioning for top seat on court


DISCUSSION

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RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

Circuit Judge John G. Roberts, Jr.
(Nonpartisan)
Announced 9/5/2005

78
78.00%

 

Reject
()
Announced 9/5/2005

22
22.00%

 

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