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The Religious Affiliation of Supreme Court Chief Justice
John Roberts was confirmed in by Congress on 29 September 2005 as the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Roberts replaced William H. Rehnquist, who died unexpectedly. Roberts was confirmed with strong bipartisan support and was heralded as being one of the most well-qualified and brilliant nominees in many years.
John Roberts is a Catholic.
From: Jerry Filteau, "Alito would be fifth Catholic on Supreme Court", posted on Catholic News Service website, 31 October 2005 (http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0506179.htm; viewed 31 October 2005):
Other Catholics currently on the nation's highest bench are recently appointed Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas.
From: Rachel Zoll (Associated Press), "Alito would tip court to Catholics: If nominee's confirmed, members would hold majority for 1st time", published in The Indiana Star, 2 November 2005 (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051102/NEWS06/511020482/1012; viewed 2 November 2005):
Newly installed Chief Justice John Roberts, the fourth Catholic [currently on the U.S. Supreme Court], is solidly conservative, and his wife, Jane, volunteers for Feminists for Life. But it is unclear how he will vote on abortion cases.
Webpage created 31 October 2005. Last modified 2 November 2005.
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