U.S. Chamber Endorses John Roberts for Supreme Court

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United States Chamber of Commerce today endorsed Judge John G. Roberts Jr. for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Roberts has attracted broad, bipartisan support for his fairness, keen intellect, open-mindedness, and judicious practice of the law," said Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. "He is highly regarded and well respected by the legal and business communities.

The Chamber looks forward to participating in his confirmation process."

In arguing 39 cases before the Court, Roberts has established himself as one of the preeminent members of the Supreme Court bar. Roberts brings substantial experience advocating for the nation's leading businesses on matters ranging from the supremacy of federal law to the proper interpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to the Chamber. If Roberts is confirmed, his experience will serve the Court and the nation favorably.

The Chamber continues its established process of evaluating Supreme Court nominees that dates back to 1987. Candidates are initially reviewed based on their legal scholarship, judicial temperament, and understanding of critical business issues. The board of directors then makes the final determination of an endorsement.

The Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.

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