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BIOGRAPHY OF JUDGE JOHN G. ROBERTS -- a conservative for the USSC
USDOJ DOT GOV ^ | 7-19-2005

Posted on 07/19/2005 4:48:31 PM PDT by doug from upland

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John G. Roberts
Biography

Mr. Roberts is the head of Hogan & Hartson’s Appellate Practice Group. He graduated from Harvard College, summa cum laude, in 1976, and received his law degree, magna cum laude, in 1979 from the Harvard Law School, where he was managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following graduation he clerked for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the following year for then-Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist.

Following his clerkship experience, Mr. Roberts served as Special Assistant to United States Attorney General William French Smith. In 1982 President Reagan appointed Mr. Roberts to the White House Staff as Associate Counsel to the President, a position in which he served until joining Hogan & Hartson in 1986. Mr. Roberts’ responsibilities as Associate Counsel to the President included counseling on the President’s constitutional powers and responsibilities, as well as other legal issues affecting the executive branch.

At Hogan & Hartson, Mr. Roberts developed a civil litigation practice, with an emphasis on appellate matters. He personally argued before the United States Supreme Court and the lower federal courts, participating in a wide variety of matters on behalf of corporate clients, trade associations, governments, and individuals.

Mr. Roberts left the firm in 1989 to accept appointment as Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States, a position in which he served until returning to the firm in 1993. In that capacity he personally argued before the Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals on behalf of the United States, and participated in formulating the litigation position of the government and determining when the government would appeal adverse decisions. Mr. Roberts had general substantive responsibility within the Office of the Solicitor General for cases arising from the Civil and Civil Rights Divisions of the Justice Department, as well as from a variety of independent agencies.

Mr. Roberts has presented oral arguments before the Supreme Court in more than thirty cases, covering the full range of the Court’s jurisdiction, including admiralty, antitrust, arbitration, environmental law, First Amendment, health care law, Indian law, bankruptcy, tax, regulation of financial institutions, administrative law, labor law, federal jurisdiction and procedure, interstate commerce, civil rights, and criminal law.

Mr. Roberts is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and has also received the Edmund J. Randolph Award for outstanding service to the Department of Justice. He is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court, and various federal Courts of Appeals.


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To: doug from upland

Linking this to the LIVE THREAD 2


51 posted on 07/19/2005 5:24:10 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: doug from upland
At times like this it's a sublime pleasure to read the comments at DU.

I think that it is highly likely that this pick is designed to take as much heat as possible away from the Plame scandal, and the trail where her outing might lead.

This cannot fly. I am so freaking angry. That sorry MFer * is giving the finger to all of us. Oooh I hate him.

Honestly canada is looking better all the time.

This is so scary!!! God I hope Reid, Boxer and the rest stand up for us!

those who support choice, environmental protections, and freedom from theocracy are screwed...

a.k.a. jackbooted goose-stepping blackshirt thug

He worked on the stealing of Bush's first election in FL in 2000, so this must have been in the works since then. Plus, if Bush nominated him that's enough for me to know he will help secure the Bush dictatorship.

52 posted on 07/19/2005 5:26:28 PM PDT by denydenydeny
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To: denydenydeny

I'd think they'd be jazzed over W picking Cokie Roberts' husband.

/c8


53 posted on 07/19/2005 5:27:53 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: All
From the Socialist Worker website. They don't like him --

The right wingers want someone like 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Michael Luttig--who in 1998 granted a stay that allowed a Virginia ban on late-term abortion to go into effect. Or D.C. Circuit Court Judge John Roberts--who, as deputy solicitor general for the Bush Sr. administration, helped craft a policy that barred doctors and clinics receiving federal funds from discussing the possibility of abortion with their patients.

54 posted on 07/19/2005 5:28:56 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: Shaka
I am LOVING this DU snip:

Here we f***ing go This is no compromise at all. This nomination is as "in your face" as it is possible to get. Time to strap on the gloves folks.

Was anyone in the Executive involved in any kind of a recent compromise??? Bring it on, DUmmies! BRING IT ON!!!

55 posted on 07/19/2005 5:29:12 PM PDT by grellis (Ravenclaw, class of '87)
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To: denydenydeny

That post gave me a great big wonderful smile. Thanks.


56 posted on 07/19/2005 5:29:59 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: All
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Finally, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, another group that has played a substantial role in opposing Bush nominees, has purchased stopestrada.com, for Miguel Estrada, President Bush's filibustered nominee to a place on D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and stoproberts.com, for Judge John Roberts.

57 posted on 07/19/2005 5:34:12 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: slowhand520

thank you sooooooos much for Mark's reaction!!


58 posted on 07/19/2005 5:35:11 PM PDT by YaYa123 (C.Hitchens Fan.com)
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To: All
NARAL'S OPPOSITION WHEN ROBERTS WAS NOMINATED FOR D.C. CIRCUIT
59 posted on 07/19/2005 5:37:05 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: doug from upland
Levin LOVES the choice.

Mark Levin is a bellwether for me. If he thinks the choice is good, I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt.

60 posted on 07/19/2005 5:37:06 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: bleach

Judge John G. Roberts
61 posted on 07/19/2005 5:38:05 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: freedrudge
From the Profile link:

Hedgepeth ex rel. Hedgepath v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 386 F.3d 1148 (D.C. Cir. 2004) (available here). Writing for a unanimous court, Judge Roberts rejected Fourth Amendment and Equal Protection Clause challenges to the arrest and detention of a twelve-year old girl for eating french fries on a Metro train. The case received some media attention because of its extreme facts--as Judge Roberts noted in the first line of his opinion, "[n]o one is very happy about the events that led to this litigation."

This doesn't look like a very good decision on his part, from what I could see looking over the link. It doesn't look as though the officers ever had to stand trial before a jury to see if their actions were reasonable. The district judge had simply ruled summarily, as far as I could see. But if an action by the officers is taken without warrant, those affected by it have a right to take their case to a jury. The jury could still decide whether or not the action was reasonable under the circumstances, but a judge should not decide beforehand.

62 posted on 07/19/2005 5:38:05 PM PDT by inquest (FTAA delenda est)
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To: doug from upland
Levin LOVES the choice.

That's the only endorsement needed for me to be happy and convinced that the President is nominating the right judge for the job.....

63 posted on 07/19/2005 5:40:16 PM PDT by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: b4its2late

If Roberts turns out to be a Souter, we can always have his house condemned.


64 posted on 07/19/2005 5:42:25 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: Shaka

Does anyone know what the vote was in 2003 when he was confirmed to the DC circuit?


65 posted on 07/19/2005 5:42:47 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: doug from upland

LOL! Good point!


66 posted on 07/19/2005 5:45:20 PM PDT by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: BluH2o; doug from upland
I've been around this forum for awhile ... if Doug From Upland is right ... it will be the first time in several years.

Bookmarking...if he's right and you're wrong, please ping me with your "correction" (apology)

67 posted on 07/19/2005 5:45:36 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Like a fool, I looked up from 'neath the tree as the bird chirped...Vogelspooren)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Does anyone know what the vote was in 2003 when he was confirmed to the DC circuit?

The vote was 16-3 in the Judiciary Committee, and floor confirmation was by voice vote (no roll call).

68 posted on 07/19/2005 5:48:21 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: golfboy

I was just kidding.


69 posted on 07/19/2005 5:55:06 PM PDT by RWCon
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To: doug from upland

A BRILLIANT PICK FROM EVERY ANGLE!!!


70 posted on 07/19/2005 5:57:41 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: ErnBatavia

I don't know why he said that. Maybe he is tagteaming with the jack*ss BCrago66.


71 posted on 07/19/2005 6:06:04 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: RWCon
I was just kidding.

Oops 8-) Sorry man!!! My sarcasm detection button must have been malfunctioning!

72 posted on 07/19/2005 6:19:53 PM PDT by golfboy (character is doing what is right, when no one is looking)
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To: denydenydeny

Oh my, if I hadn't donned my HAZMAT suit and been to DU before, I'd say you were nuts!

This one's rich - "He worked on the stealing of Bush's first election in FL in 2000, so this must have been in the works since then. Plus, if Bush nominated him that's enough for me to know he will help secure the Bush dictatorship."


73 posted on 07/19/2005 6:24:04 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: ErnBatavia
Doug and I go back a few years ... back to the days when he was extolling the virtues of Paula Jones. Back to the days (more recently) when Hildabeast was considered toast because of financial irregularities concerning a certain Hollywood fund raiser on her behalf ... which, per forma, was misrepresented in terms of revenue generated. Doug had everyone, including Hildabeast, in prison for the next 25 years.
74 posted on 07/19/2005 6:43:19 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: golfboy

They were programmed to say that even if he chose an almost liberal. It is part of how you get your way by deceiving the dumb conservatives and it is ongoing.


75 posted on 07/19/2005 6:44:45 PM PDT by Spirited
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To: doug from upland
Every nominee bears the burden of showing that he or she respects and pledges to protect the progress made in the areas of civil rights and liberties, the environment, and Congress’ constitutional role in protecting the health and safety of all Americans. Mr. Roberts’ record, particularly his record as a political appointee, argues strongly that he would not do so.

Translation: no possibility of rolling back socialistic measures is allowed

76 posted on 07/19/2005 7:04:53 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor
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To: BluH2o

Thanks for the reply..and fair enough.


77 posted on 07/19/2005 7:46:42 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Like a fool, I looked up from 'neath the tree as the bird chirped...Vogelspooren)
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To: doug from upland
See also THIS thread:

John Roberts:
A home run for the president, the SCOTUS, and for the United States.

HughHewitt.com ^ | 07/19/2005 | Hugh Hewitt
Posted on 07/19/2005 7:15:35 PM PDT by Checkers

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Posted at 5:45 PM, Pacific

John Roberts: A home run for the president, the SCOTUS, and for the United States.

Judge John Roberts may be the smartest lawyer I have known, and he combines that intellect with a graciousness and good humor that will make it hard for any except the most extreme ideolouges to oppose him. Here's his bio, but it cannot fully convey the great intellectual force which Justice Roberts will bring to the SCOTUS.

Full disclosure: Judge Roberts and I were colleagues in the White House Counsel's Office in 1985/1986...

CLICK HERE for the rest of that thread

78 posted on 07/19/2005 8:06:27 PM PDT by RonDog
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