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OfficeChief Justice
Type Confirmation
Filing Deadline September 06, 2005 - 12:00pm
Polls Open September 29, 2005 - 10:30am
Polls Close September 29, 2005 - 10:45am
Term Start September 29, 2005 - 12:00pm
Term End January 01, 2150 - 12:00pm
Last ModifiedArmyDem December 26, 2006 12:48am
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Description 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.
  PartyNonpartisan Won09/17/1986
NameWilliam H. Rehnquist Votes65 (66.33%)
Term09/26/1986 - 09/03/2005 Margin32 (+32.65%)
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KEY RACE? 10.0000000000 Average
Leaning Graph
07/19/2005 09/29/2005
John Glover Roberts Jr. ------25
Leaning Call: John Glover Roberts Jr. (100.00%)
Weighted Call: John Glover Roberts Jr. (100.00%)
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12/17/2004 12/21/2004

Name Circuit Judge John Glover Roberts Jr. Reject  
Uncertified Votes78 (78.00%) 22 (22.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -56 (-56.00%)  
Predict Avg.76.00% 24.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
Entry Date 09/05/2005 09/05/2005  
MATCHUP POLLS (1 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%-- 0.00%--  
Zogby International 
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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 29, 2005 11:00am News Senate Confirms Roberts As Chief Justice  Article Thomas Walker 
Sep 28, 2005 12:00pm Endorsement Harkin to vote no on Roberts for chief justice  Article COSDem 
Sep 28, 2005 12:00pm Endorsement Cantwell says she will oppose Roberts  Article COSDem 
Sep 26, 2005 08:00pm General How some senators plan to vote on Roberts  Article COSDem 
Sep 23, 2005 12:40pm Endorsement Bayh says he won't support Roberts nomination  Article RP 
Sep 23, 2005 12:00pm Endorsement Durbin, Obama oppose Roberts  Article COSDem 

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