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LIVE THREAD - Senate Debate on John G. Roberts for Chief Justice (Confirmed by a vote of 78 - 22)
CSpan ^ | Sept. 29, 2005

Posted on 09/29/2005 6:38:48 AM PDT by katieanna

Vote to occur at 11:30 Eastern Time today. Confirmation is expected.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government
KEYWORDS: 109th; breaking; johnroberts; robertshearings; scotus
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1 posted on 09/29/2005 6:38:48 AM PDT by katieanna
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To: katieanna

Will he be sworn in before the end of the day?........


2 posted on 09/29/2005 6:40:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: Red Badger

Yes. By whom, I don't know.


3 posted on 09/29/2005 6:41:21 AM PDT by katieanna
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To: Red Badger

Of course he will. The USSC term starts next week.


4 posted on 09/29/2005 6:41:22 AM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: katieanna

Not much detail here, but its all I could find about the Swearing In for now.

Officials Plan for Roberts' Swearing In
Sep 29 9:11 AM US/Eastern

By GINA HOLLAND
Associated Press Writer

Over the past two decades, Supreme Court justices generally have taken their constitutional oaths at the White House and their judicial oaths during more intimate ceremonies at the court.

The ceremonies _ called investitures _ have differed over the years. Although there is one combined oath that can be administered, justices usually take two _ once pledging to uphold the Constitution, then to fairly judge the rich and the poor.

The most recent justice, Stephen Breyer, took his oath in 1994 on the front porch of the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's summer cottage in Vermont. Later, Breyer was sworn in during a nationally televised event at the White House and at a separate ceremony in the Supreme Court. Breyer asked Justice Antonin Scalia to administer the oath at the White House event.

Usually chief justices handle the oaths, although that is not always possible. Harlan Fiske Stone was on vacation when he was confirmed in 1941 as chief justice, so a Rocky Mountain National Park commissioner swore him in.

John Roberts is in line to succeed Rehnquist, who died this month, so he may ask another justice, or perhaps a judge from a different court, to oversee the ceremony.

Roberts probably would wear a robe at the Supreme Court event, but not necessarily for the White House affair.

Rehnquist took his oath in 1986 from outgoing Chief Justice Warren Burger. In 1969, Burger was sworn in by outgoing Chief Justice Earl Warren. Warren replaced a chief justice who had passed away, Fred Vinson. Warren asked senior associate Justice Hugo Black and the court clerk to handle the two oaths in 1953.

Presidents sometimes attend Supreme Court investiture ceremonies. President Clinton was in the courtroom for Breyer's event, and President Reagan was present for the courtroom oath of the first female justice, Sandra Day O'Connor.

Investiture ceremonies also can be prime photographic opportunities. Justices and their families sometimes pose for pictures outside on the steps of the courthouse.


5 posted on 09/29/2005 6:44:41 AM PDT by RobFromGa (Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran-- what are we waiting for?)
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To: katieanna
Hah, I wish he'd have Justice Thomas swear him in and really stick it to the Dims.

Justice Thomas is also a close friend of Rush which would just double the pleasure.

Leni

6 posted on 09/29/2005 6:46:08 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Re: The Anti-War Sheehan-ites - They want to live in the garden but not tend the garden)
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To: katieanna
Yes. By whom, I don't know.

Tradition suggests it would be senior associate Justice John Paul (no relation to the late pope) Stevens. Of course I hope it's Justice Clarence Thomas.

7 posted on 09/29/2005 6:46:54 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Go Mike Pence, Operation Offset, and the Cleveland Indians)
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To: katieanna

What an amazing day for the Roberts family :)


8 posted on 09/29/2005 6:47:10 AM PDT by Bahbah (Call Chuckie Schumer @ 202-224-6542 for your FREE credit report)heh-heh!)
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To: katieanna

I just love the title. "LIVE THREAD". That rocks, it could only be improved if it said "BREAKING NEWS! LIVE THREAD!"


9 posted on 09/29/2005 6:47:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: katieanna
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Shame on this fat bastard.

10 posted on 09/29/2005 6:47:31 AM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: katieanna; Sidebar Moderator
Could ya make the title a little more vague?

May just put "THREAD" up. /sarc
11 posted on 09/29/2005 6:47:45 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (Ample parking day or night, people spouting,"Howdy neighbor!")
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To: katieanna

I hope he wears the gold stripes on his robe. The CJOTSC should be distinguishable from the other 8.

Go for it Chief Justice Roberts.


12 posted on 09/29/2005 6:47:55 AM PDT by Chuck54 (Free Tom DeLay)
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To: katieanna

It's a great day for our side. The Conservative POV will influence the Supreme Court and the legal culture for generations to come. :)


13 posted on 09/29/2005 6:48:29 AM PDT by veronica ("America has been killing people on this continent since it was started." PMS/ Peace Mother Sheehan)
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To: Bahbah

I hope the media shows Jumpin' Jack Roberts this time, if he decides to bust a move. heh!


14 posted on 09/29/2005 6:49:21 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: OXENinFLA

The mods modified my headline. I added "Senate Debate on John G. Roberts for Chief Justice". I can't tell you why they dropped it to just Live Thread.


15 posted on 09/29/2005 6:49:23 AM PDT by katieanna
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To: katieanna

God Bless Chief Justice Roberts!


16 posted on 09/29/2005 6:50:13 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (My tag line is at the dry cleaners.)
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To: Lazamataz

You forgot to add: MUST READ


17 posted on 09/29/2005 6:50:18 AM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: MinuteGal

The perfect Rovian set up would be a swearing in this afternoon by Justice Thomas or Scalia followed immediately by the announcement of Janice Rogers Brown for the O'Connor slot.


18 posted on 09/29/2005 6:50:22 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: katieanna

hahah you might want to say what this Live thread is for.


19 posted on 09/29/2005 6:51:18 AM PDT by HHKrepublican
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To: katieanna

Available for Swearingin

20 posted on 09/29/2005 6:52:01 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: All

My headline was modified for reasons unknown to me. The mods reduced it to Live Thread, not me.


21 posted on 09/29/2005 6:52:56 AM PDT by katieanna
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To: HHKrepublican; OXENinFLA; Lazamataz; katieanna

She's right. When the thread was first posted it had a full explanation in the title. The mods for some reason shortened it and cut out that part.


22 posted on 09/29/2005 6:53:20 AM PDT by TheBigB (I will punch the next person who confuses "you're" and "your". Seriously. Don't test me.)
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To: savedbygrace

BREAKING NEWS! MUST READ! LIVE THREAD! Developing....


23 posted on 09/29/2005 6:53:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: Lazamataz

"RED ALERT" would certainly help too.

:^P


24 posted on 09/29/2005 6:55:26 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: TheBigB

I like You're tagline


25 posted on 09/29/2005 6:55:44 AM PDT by HHKrepublican
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To: katieanna
My headline was modified for reasons unknown to me. The mods reduced it to Live Thread, not me.

BREAKING NEWS! MUST READ! LIVE THREAD! ZOTTED HEADLINE! Developing....

26 posted on 09/29/2005 6:55:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: MinuteGal
Hah, I wish he'd have Justice Thomas swear him in and really stick it to the Dims.

Oh I like that idea ;0)

27 posted on 09/29/2005 6:56:14 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: HHKrepublican; TheBigB
I like You're tagline

Your just saying that.

28 posted on 09/29/2005 6:58:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: katieanna

I'll believe it the moment they vote him in, other wise beware of RATS bearing gifts of promises! The Delay verdict has emboldened a whole bunch of RATS who are STUCK ON STUPID there at the senate auditorium!!


29 posted on 09/29/2005 6:59:27 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: HHKrepublican; Lazamataz

Your both just silly.


30 posted on 09/29/2005 7:00:03 AM PDT by TheBigB (I will punch the next person who confuses "you're" and "your". Seriously. Don't test me.)
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To: Chuck54
Instead of gold bars on his robes, I hope Justice Roberts has a couple gold graph bars from his EKG test.

It'll remind the libs how many years he's going to be around to haunt them.

BOO!

Leni

31 posted on 09/29/2005 7:00:30 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Re: The Anti-War Sheehan-ites - They want to live in the garden but not tend the garden)
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To: prairiebreeze

BREAKING NEWS! DRUDGE SIREN! MUST READ! LIVE THREAD! ZOTTED HEADLINE! RED ALERT! Developing....


32 posted on 09/29/2005 7:00:48 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: TheBigB

I cannot believe your saying that.


33 posted on 09/29/2005 7:03:36 AM PDT by Chuck54 (Free Tom DeLay)
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To: katieanna
Darn it. They changed your headline back to something more reasonable.

That sucks.

34 posted on 09/29/2005 7:11:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: katieanna

So what was it before it was modified?


35 posted on 09/29/2005 7:12:01 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (11, 175, 77, 93 - In Memory Always)
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To: Lazamataz
BREAKING NEWS! MUST READ! LIVE THREAD! Developing....

Where's the link?

;-)

36 posted on 09/29/2005 7:12:20 AM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: Lazamataz

You are having too much fun. I want what you're having.


37 posted on 09/29/2005 7:13:06 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (11, 175, 77, 93 - In Memory Always)
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To: Kerretarded
You are having too much fun. I want what you're having.

You want sex?

38 posted on 09/29/2005 7:14:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: Lazamataz

There are only two kinds of sex that you could be having while typing so much on FR.

1) Boring
2) Alone


39 posted on 09/29/2005 7:16:59 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (11, 175, 77, 93 - In Memory Always)
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To: Lazamataz

We need "FILM AT 11:30!"


40 posted on 09/29/2005 7:19:53 AM PDT by steveegg ($3.00 a gallon is the price you pay for ANWR! Start drilling or stop whining! - HT Falcon4.0)
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To: Kerretarded
There are only two kinds of sex that you could be having while typing so much on FR. 1) Boring 2) Alone

Or both.

Damn, my hand fell asleep again.

41 posted on 09/29/2005 7:20:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: steveegg

BREAKING NEWS! DRUDGE SIREN! MUST READ! LIVE THREAD! ZOTTED HEADLINE! RED ALERT! FILM AT ELEVEN! Developing....


42 posted on 09/29/2005 7:20:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: All

Mr. FRIST. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that on Thursday, the time from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. be divided in the following manner: 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Senator Leahy; 10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m., Senator Specter; 11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., the Democratic leader; and 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the majority leader; provided further that at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, the Senate proceed to a vote on the confirmation of the nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States, with no further intervening action or debate.


43 posted on 09/29/2005 7:21:26 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (Ample parking day or night, people spouting,"Howdy neighbor!")
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To: TheBigB; HHKrepublican; Lazamataz

Yore all just out there.


44 posted on 09/29/2005 7:22:02 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Nac Mac Feegle! The Wee Free Men! Nae king! Nae quin! Nae laird! We willna be fooled again!")
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Tell me a knightly tale, a tale of you're.


45 posted on 09/29/2005 7:22:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: OXENinFLA; All

CSpan announcer just said that the President will administer the Oath to Roberts after confirmation.


46 posted on 09/29/2005 7:23:27 AM PDT by katieanna
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To: katieanna
And I think VP Cheney will be presiding over the vote.
47 posted on 09/29/2005 7:25:35 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (Ample parking day or night, people spouting,"Howdy neighbor!")
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To: OXENinFLA

correct


48 posted on 09/29/2005 7:26:18 AM PDT by lunarbicep (If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it. –Jonathan Winters)
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To: OXENinFLA

So, did we get unanimous consent on that?


49 posted on 09/29/2005 7:26:21 AM PDT by steveegg ($3.00 a gallon is the price you pay for ANWR! Start drilling or stop whining! - HT Falcon4.0)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Personally, I would LOVE to see the tradition of having the most senior associate Justice do the swearing in of Chief Justice Roberts.

This would be a major DIG into the conscience of the libs that their power on the USSC is dependant on the daily health and performance of the oldest justice on the court. That would bring into their lives yet another source of worry.

For me, Schedenfreude is a wonderful thing... lol


50 posted on 09/29/2005 7:27:36 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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