President Bush chose D.C. Circuit Judge John G. Roberts Jr. on Tuesday as his first nominee for the Supreme Court, delighting Republicans while unsettling some Democrats with the selection of a young jurist with impeccable conservative credentials. A senior administration official who gave details of the selection said Bush did not ask Roberts any questions about abortion, gay marriage or other specific issues that might come before the Court. Senate hearings are likely in late August or early September.
Bush Chooses D.C. Circuit's John Roberts Jr. for Supreme Court
The Associated Press
July 20, 2005