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Reform Jewish Leader Reacts to Roberts Nomination
In response to President Bush’s nomination of John G. Roberts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement noting, "As the Senate poises to begin the hearings process, we hope to learn more about John G. Roberts’ judicial philosophy and constitutional beliefs, as his work at the Department of Justice, on the D.C. Circuit gives rise to serious questions regarding each."

Saperstein: As the Senate poises to begin the hearings process, we hope to learn more about John G. Roberts’ judicial philosophy and constitutional beliefs, as his work at the Department of Justice, on the D.C. Circuit gives rise to serious questions regarding each.

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Washington, July 19, 2005 – In response to President Bush’s nomination of John G. Roberts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

    The President’s Supreme Court nomination of John G. Roberts marks the beginning of one of the most significant processes that our democracy affords. 

    As the Senate poises to begin the hearings process, we hope to learn more about John G. Roberts’ judicial philosophy and constitutional beliefs, as his work at the Department of Justice and on the D.C. Circuit gives rise to serious questions regarding each. 

    While the Senate prepares to fill the vacancy left by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, we are confident that it will proceed with the serious investigation and reflection befitting the importance of the highest court in our land.   

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