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Supreme Court / Roberts Appointment #804294

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) The swearing-in of new Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts featured; scenes shown from the East Room of the White House with Justice John Paul Stevens officiating & from the recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. [President BUSH - talks about the full authority of the law; comments on the character of the man, who is devoted to justice.] [ROBERTS - thanks Bush.] [Senator Arlen SPECTER - comments on the Roberts vote.] [In WTVD video Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG†- backs Roberts.] The expectation that Roberts will be a cautious conservative noted.

(Studio: Bob Woodruff; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The names in consideration for the nomination of a justice to succeed Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor discussed: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, White House counsel Harriet Miers†, Judge Priscilla Owen & Maureen Mahoney†.

Woodruff, Bob;
Moran, Terry;
Stephanopoulos, George

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