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Roberts confirmation hearing delayed

[JURIST] A Republican source said Monday that Senate leaders have agreed to postpone the start of the confirmation hearings for US Supreme Court nominee and now Chief Justice nominee [JURIST report] John G. Roberts from Tuesday until at least Thursday, and perhaps to as late as Monday. No formal announcement of a revised schedule has yet been made pending further discussions. Reuters has more.

How do you expect the Roberts hearings to proceed now that he's been nominated to the position of Chief Justice? How, if at all, should Senators change their strategy in questioning him? E-mail us at JURIST@law.pitt.edu.

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