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John Roberts

  1. 1. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court By: Caroline and Valerie
  2. 2. BACKGROUND Born in Buffalo, New York On January 27,1955 <ul><li>Steel mill summer job to pay for college </li></ul><ul><li>1976 – bachelor's degree from Harvard </li></ul><ul><li>1979 – Harvard Law School </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up living in Indiana </li></ul><ul><li>Varsity football captain </li></ul><ul><li>choir </li></ul><ul><li>Student council </li></ul><ul><li>Executive committee </li></ul>
  3. 3. FAMILY LIFE &quot;Having young children is great for putting things in perspective,” <ul><li>Lives in Bethesda, Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Married Wife – Jane Sullivan Roberts – in their early 40s in 1996 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner at Shaw Pittman in D.C. (Head of the firms professional development program and has worked in the private sector as a litigator and transactional lawyer throughout her legal career) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The couple began parenting relatively late in life – adopted Josie and Jack within a few months of each other in 2000. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>1). Clerked for Justice Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit </li></ul><ul><li>2). 1980-1981: Clerked for Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist on the US States Supreme Court </li></ul><ul><li>3). 1981-1982 Special Assistant to Attorney General William French Smith </li></ul><ul><li>4). 1892 – 1986: Served in the White House as Associate Counsel to President Ronald Regan   </li></ul><ul><li>5). 1986: Left the White House </li></ul><ul><li>Entered a private practice as an associate at the law firm Hogan and Hartson </li></ul>Previous Jobs <ul><li>6). 1989: Argued his first case: United States. V. Halper   </li></ul><ul><li>7). 1989-1993: </li></ul><ul><li>- Principle Deputy Solicitor General </li></ul><ul><li>Second in command in the Office of the Solicitor General </li></ul><ul><li>8). 1992: </li></ul><ul><li>- Age 37 </li></ul><ul><li>- Nominated by George H.W. Bush </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit   </li></ul><ul><li>9). January 1993: </li></ul><ul><li>- Returned to Hogan and Hartson </li></ul><ul><li>- Argued 39 cases before the US Supreme Court </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bar Activities <ul><li>Member of the US Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules </li></ul><ul><li>American Law Institute </li></ul><ul><li>American Academy of Appellate Lawyers </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Advisory Board of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest   </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Nominated by George W. Bush for a seat on the D.C. Circuit </li></ul><ul><li>Favorable in the Senate by a vote of 16-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Confirmed by Senate on May 8, 2003   </li></ul>MAY 2001
  7. 7. BECOMING CHIEF <ul><li>September 29, 2005: Appointed to be Chief Justice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17 th Chief Justice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youngest Chief Justice since John Marshall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His young age is viewed as positive because it has the potential for substantial influence on the Court for many years to come </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. WORKS CITED <ul><li>&quot;John G. Roberts.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 8 Apr 2008. WikimediaFoundation, Inc. 8 Apr 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.” The White House. 8 Apr 2008. President George W. Bush. </li></ul>