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Thune Statement on John Roberts

September 12, 2005

Washington, DC —  Sen. John Thune (R-SD) today issued the following statement as the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on the confirmation of Judge John Roberts to the role of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice:

“Today marks the beginning of a historic and revered process. As we pay tribute to the legacy of former Chief Justice Rehnquist, we see many of the qualities that marked his tenure of excellence mirrored in Judge Roberts,” Thune said. “Judge Roberts brings with him a brilliant legal mind and a profound respect for the Constitution and the Court.

“I urge Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to put politics aside and allow a fair and efficient confirmation process to work. I look forward to hearing from Judge Roberts and have full confidence his experience and character will carry him swiftly through these important hearings.”