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John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States

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John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States

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In 2005, George W. Bush nominated Roberts to replace Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who had announced her retirement. Before the confirmation hearings took place, Chief Justice William Rehnquist died, and Bush renominated Roberts to fill his seat.

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