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Sept. 19 2005 5:52 PM

A John Roberts Roundup

The latest information on the Supreme Court nominee.

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Slate gathers the Web's best articles and resources on John G. Roberts Jr., President Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court. This space is updated regularly, with the newest pieces appearing at the top of each section.

Profiles of John G. Roberts Jr.

"For Nominee Roberts, Less is More: Bush pick for chief justice has clear view of court's role," by Charles Lane, Washington Post. Sept. 6, 2005.

"Roberts's Files From 80's Recall Big Debates of Era," by Linda Greenhouse, New York Times. Aug. 16, 2005.

"On a Big Issue, Little Is Known," by Charles Lane, Washington Post. Aug. 1, 2005.

"John Roberts's Other Papers: Portrait of the judge as an undergraduate," by Matthew Continetti, Weekly Standard. Aug. 8, 2005 issue.

"As Clerk for Rehnquist, Nominee Stood Out for Conservative Rigor," by Adam Liptak and Todd S. Purdum, New York Times. July 31, 2005.

"The Stakes in Roberts's Nomination," by Bruce Shapiro, The Nation. July 20, 2005.

"Meet John Roberts," by Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect. July 20, 2005.

White House profile of John Roberts Jr.

"Roberts's Rules," by Howard Kurtz, Washington Post. July 28, 2005.

"An Advocate for the Right," by David E. Rosenbaum, New York Times. July 28, 2005.

"Paper Chase: Portrait of a justice as a young man," by Bruce Reed, Slate. July 27, 2005.

"How To Invest Like a Supreme Court Justice: What John Roberts' portfolio reveals about his character," by Henry Blodget, Slate. July 26, 2005.

"The Nominee As a Young Pragmatist," by Jo Becker and Amy Argetsinger, Washington Post. July 22, 2005.

"Court Nominee's Life Is Rooted in Faith and Respect for Law," by Todd S. Purdum, Jodi Wilgoren and Pam Belluck, New York Times. July 21, 2005.

"Mr. Justice Junior: The new Supreme Court nominee has the same name as his father and his son. Is that a problem?" by Timothy Noah, Slate. July 20, 2005.

"An Ultimate Capital Insider," by Neil A. Lewis, New York Times. July 20, 2005.

Roberts' Campaign Contribution Profile from CapitalEye.com, a newsletter by the Center for Responsive Politics. July 20, 2005.

"Alum Tapped for High Court," by Adam M. Guren, Harvard Crimson. July 19, 2005.

"The Supreme Court Shortlist: The views of the likely candidates," by Emily Bazelon and David Newman, Slate. July 1, 2005.

Senate Confirmation Speculation

"Specter Backs U.S. Chief Justice Nominee Roberts," by Thomas Ferraro, Reuters. September 19, 2005.

"Roberts Vote Holds Risks for Democrats," by Nina J. Easton and Rick Klein, The Boston Globe. September 19, 2005.

"Roberts Heads Toward Likely Confirmation," by David Espo, Associated Press. September 14, 2005.

"Roberts the Elder," by Jonathan Turley, Village Voice. September 13, 2005.

"Roberts in the Eye of the Storm," by Eamon Javers, BusinessWeek Online. Sept. 7, 2005.

"How to Grill Roberts," by David Kusnet, New Republic. Sept. 6, 2005.

"Roberts V. The Future," by Jeffrey Rosen, New York Times. Aug. 28, 2005.

"Recusal Questions for Roberts: Two Senators ask about participation in military tribunal case," by Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal. Aug. 26, 2005.

"Sen. Specter asks Roberts about Judicial Activism," by Susan Cornwell, Reuters. Aug. 8, 2005.

"Catholic Justice: Quit tiptoeing around John Roberts' faith," by Christopher Hitchens,Slate. Aug. 1, 2005.

"Access to Records May Be a Sticking Point," by Charles Babington, Washington Post. July 28, 2005.

"Answer the Question, Judge!: Scalia explains why Roberts should speak freely at his confirmation hearings," by Emily Bazelon, Slate. July 26, 2005.

"Bringing the Hearings to Order," by Arlen Specter, New York Times. July 24, 2005.

"Onstage: Judge's Past, Politicians' Future," by Adam Nagourney, New York Times. July 24, 2005.

"Armies Ready for Court Battle but Are Unable to Find a Fight," Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times. July 24, 2005.

"Hearings' Topic A May Be a Surprise," by Charles Babington, Washington Post. July 22, 2005.

"Making His Rounds, Nominee Is Pressed to Become More Forthcoming This Time," by Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times. July 22, 2005.

"Roberts Reviewed: A Breakfast Table discussion," by Viet Dinh, Dahlia Lithwick, and Cliff Sloan, Slate. July 20-22, 2005.

"Filibuster on Supreme Court Nominee Appears Unlikely," by Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times. July 21, 2005.

"Democrats Say Nominee Will Be Hard to Defeat," by Peter Baker and Charles Babington, Washington Post. July 21, 2005.

"Previous Work, Stock Ownership Could Lead to Recusals for Roberts," by Carrie Johnson and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, Washington Post. July 21, 2005.

"Bush Pick Looks Like a Shoo-In," by Carolyn Lochhead, San Francisco Chronicle. July 21, 2005.

"A Six-Pronged Strategy for Defeating Roberts," by Tom Curry, MSNBC. July 21, 2005.

"In Search of John Roberts," by Jeffrey Rosen, New York Times. July 21, 2005.

"Looking Back," a chart on how previous nominees have fared, Washington Post.

Reactions to the Nomination

"Trade Group Backs Supreme Court Nominee," Financial Times. Aug. 12, 2005.

"Conservatives Remain Steady in Support of Roberts: Work on gay rights case fails to change stance on nomination," by Mike Allen, Washington Post. Aug. 8, 2005.

"Debating the Subtle Sway of the Federalist Society," by Jason DeParle, New York Times. Aug. 1, 2005.

"Roberts Nickname Contest Results!: What Bush will call his Supreme Court nominee," by Timothy Noah, Slate. July 27, 2005.

"A Year of Work to Sell Roberts to Conservatives," by David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times. July 22, 2005.

"Product Is Judge; Market is America," by Mark Silva, Chicago Tribune. July 22, 2005.

"Some Disappointed Nominee Won't Add Diversity to Court," by Dan Balz and Darryl Fears, Washington Post. July 21, 2005.

"Court Nominee In the Eye of the Blogger Swarm," by Howard Kurtz, Washington Post. July 21, 2005.

"Bush Goes Right to the Fight," editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle. July 20, 2005.

Opinion Analysis

"Call John Roberts's Bluff," by John Nichols, The Nation. September 19, 2005.

"Confirm John Roberts," The Washington Post. September 18, 2005.

"Roberts' Capitol Dance," San Francisco Chronicle. September 14, 2005.

"By Invoking a Former Justice, the Nominee Says Much but Gives Little Away," by Linda Greenhouse, New York Times. September 14, 2005.

"An Opening Performance Worthy of an Experienced Lawyer," by Linda Greenhouse, New York Times. September 12, 2005.

"Newsview: Roberts Hearings a Warm-Up," by Tom Raum, Associated Press. Sept. 12, 2005.

"Strictly Judicious: Are strict constructionists anti-civil rights?" by Peter Kirsanow, National Review. Aug. 16, 2005.

"Released Papers Document Supreme Court Nominee Roberts' Anti-Democratic Record," by John Andrews, World Socialist Web Site. Aug. 13, 2005.

"In His Opinions, Nominee Favors Judicial Caution," by Adam Liptak, New York Times. July 22, 2005.

"Thank You, Mr. President: Last week, John Roberts wrote Bush a blank check," by Emily Bazelon, Slate. July 19, 2005.

Summary of Roberts' opinions from the Supreme Court Nomination Blog.

Roberts and Roe v. Wade

"Sen. Graham: Roberts 'Not an Ideologue,'  " Associated Press. September 18, 2005.

"Roberts Drops Hints in 'Precedent' Remarks," by Adam Liptak, New York Times. September 18, 2005.

"Roberts: Precedent Settles Abortion Ruling," by Jesse Holland, Associated Press. September 13, 2005.

"The Issue Senators Dare Not Speak of by Name," by Dana Milbank, Washington Post. September 13, 2005.

"The Fight Behind the Fight," by Terry M. Neal, washingtonpost.com. Aug. 1, 2005.

"Roberts's Right to Vote Against Roe is Defended," by Dan Eggen, Washington Post. July 27, 2005.

"Anti-Abortion Advocacy of Wife of Court Nominee Draws Interest," by Lynette Clemetson and Robin Toner, New York Times. July 23, 2005.

"Wife of Nominee Holds Strong Antiabortion Views," Richard A. Serrano, L.A. Times. July 21, 2005.

"The Front-Runners on Roe: What Bush's shortlist thinks about abortion," by Emily Bazelon, Slate. July 5, 2005.

Senate Hearings

"Judge Roberts, Meet Our Expansive Senators," New York Times. September 17, 2005.

Transcript of the fourth day of the John Roberts Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings. September 15, 2005.

Transcript of the third day of the John Roberts Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings. September 14, 2005.

"Senators Wary of Court Reach," by Gail Russell Chaddock, Christian Science Monitor. Sept. 14, 2005.

Transcript of the second day of the John Roberts Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings. September 13, 2005.

Transcript of the first day of the John Roberts Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings. September 12, 2005.

"Senators Aim to Solve the John Roberts Puzzle," by David G. Savage and Richard B. Schmitt, L.A. Times. Sept. 12, 2005.

Transcript of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, April 30, 2003.

Transcript of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Jan. 29, 2003.

Previous Arguments

Hedgepeth v. WMATA: a case involving a 12-year-old girl arrested for eating a french fry in a Washington Metro station, Oct. 26, 2004.

Smith v. Doe, Nov. 13, 2002.

Gonzaga University v. Doe, April 24, 2002.

Rust v. Sullivan, May 23, 1991.

Nomination Blogs

The Supreme Court Nomination Blog, a companion to SCOTUSblog.

Campaign for the Supreme Court, a Washington Post blog by Fred Barbash.

NominationWatch.org, from the National Women's Law Center.

ConfirmThem.com, from RedState.org.

Underneath Their Robes, commentary on Roberts by anonymous blogger "Article III Groupie."

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