BREAKING NEWS ~ Senate confirms John Roberts as Chief Justice

BREAKING NEWS ~ Senate confirms John Roberts as Chief Justice

[JURIST] The US Senate has approved the nomination of Judge John Roberts [JURIST news archive] to serve as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States by a vote of 78-22 [roll call vote]. Roberts is expected to be sworn in at a ceremony at the White House later today.

Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase

1:11 PM ET – Roberts' swearing-in ceremony will be held Thursday afternoon at the White House, with Justice John Paul Stevens administering the oath. Roberts' confirmation comes as the US Supreme Court prepares to begin its new session October 3. AP has more.