John G. Jr Roberts

(b. 1955)

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(b. 27 Jan. 1955).

US Supreme Court Chief Justice 2006– Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Harvard Law School in 1979 and became a law clerk for Rehnquist at the Supreme Court. Roberts then joined the Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the Attorney General, and in 1982 he became a member of the White House Counsel's Office. From 1986 he practised law in Washington DC, until in 2003 George W. Bush appointed him to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Roberts began his appointment as Chief Justice quietly, as the court avoided major devisive issues, for instance on abortion or civil rights.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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