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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:15 PM
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Check this out, re: Roberts -- "No judicial experience, Bush admin..."
Judge & Nominee Detail

John G. Roberts, Jr.
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White
Status: Confirmed (Nominated: January 2003; Confirmed: May 2003)
ABA Rating: Well Qualified (WQ)
Circuit: District of Columbia Circuit
Home State: Maryland
Category: No Judicial Experience, Bush Admin. Official, Bush Contributor, Bush/GOP Campaign, Lobbyist
Financial Disclosure Statement: download PDF
Senate Questionnaire: download PDF

Employment/background:
2003-present: Judge, DC Circuit Court;
1993-2003: Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP;
1989-93: Principal Deputy Solicitor General, US DoJ;
1986-89: Associate, Hogan & Hartson LLP;
1982-86: Associate Counsel to the President, White House Counsel's Office;
1981-82: Special Asst to the AG in the US DoJ;
1980 -81 Supreme Court of the United States, Law Clerk to Hon. Wm. H. Rehnquist

Law Firm Connection:
Hogan & Hartson LLP. is the oldest and the largest major law firm based in Washington, D.C with close to 1,000 lawyers practicing a wide range of corporate law. Hogan & Hartson served as counsel in a number of significant international and domestic operations, including the largest private-public venture in South American history (firm website).

Clients:
Robert's Hogan & Hartson clients included large and small corporations, state and local governments, trade & professional organizations, nonprofit associations, and individuals. Examples include States of Hawaii & Alaska, Litton Industries, the National Collegiate Athletic Associationm the Credit Union National Association, Pulte Corporation, and Intergraph Corporation.

Federalist Society Connection:
Member


Legal Special Interest Connection:
Member, National Republican Lawyers Association;
National Legal Center for the Public Interest*, Legal Advisory Board Member (with C Boyden Gray and Ken Starr)

*NLCPI newsletters promote regulatory and tort reform. Board members include corporate leaders from companies like Dow Chemical. (NLCPI website).

In the News:
A 2002 article in a cattle industry publication says that Roberts served as a lawyer for Nebraska Cattlemen Inc. in a case pitting the group, along with the National Cattlemens Beef Association, and the Department of Justice against cattle producers.The plaintiffs wanted to opt out of a mandatory fees marketing program that was established in a 1985 farm bill. (Feedstuffs, 07/29/02)

Roberts's name appears on the government's brief defending the gag rule under which federally funded family-planning clinics were barred from offering abortion counseling. The brief (Rust v. Sullivan) argued in passing, as the Bush administration contended at the time, that Roe v. Wade should be overturned. In another case, Mr. Roberts argued for the government that the activities of abortion protesters did not constitute discrimination against women. (Washington Post, June 7, 2001)

As a former deputy solicitor under the first President Bush, Roberts successfully argued on behalf of the federal government in a 1990 Supreme Court case that private citizens do not have the right to sue over environmental violations unless they have been directly affected by the violation. (Environmental Magazine, December 31, 2003)


Net Worth: $3,782,275

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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:21 PM
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1. Another Elite Scumbag
These people are sick...
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