Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD - Senate Debate on John G. Roberts for Chief Justice (Confirmed by a vote of 78 - 22)
Posted on 09/29/2005 6:38:48 AM PDT by katieanna
Vote to occur at 11:30 Eastern Time today. Confirmation is expected.
Will he be sworn in before the end of the day?........
Yes. By whom, I don't know.
Of course he will. The USSC term starts next week.
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.
Justice Thomas is also a close friend of Rush which would just double the pleasure.
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.
What an amazing day for the Roberts family :)
I just love the title. "LIVE THREAD". That rocks, it could only be improved if it said "BREAKING NEWS! LIVE THREAD!"
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.
It's a great day for our side. The Conservative POV will influence the Supreme Court and the legal culture for generations to come. :)
I hope the media shows Jumpin' Jack Roberts this time, if he decides to bust a move. heh!
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.
You forgot to add: MUST READ
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.
hahah you might want to say what this Live thread is for.
Available for Swearingin
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