Roberts nominated Chief Justice, Hearings Delayed
by Last Night in Little Rock
President Bush just nominated John Roberts, age 50, to be appointed Chief Justice.
Justice O'Connor will have to stay for a while since her retirement was dependent on confirming a replacement.
CNN is reporting right now that it takes worrying about Rehnquist's and O'Connor's replacements "off the table" while the President deals with Katrina.
Update: (TL) The New York Times reports that the hearings will be delayed until Thursday at the earliest, and perhaps until Monday.
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