ABCNY Endorses Roberts Nomination

Saturday, October 1, 2005 - 00:00

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York has concluded that Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. is qualified to be chief justice of the United States Supreme Court because he possesses, to a substantial degree, all of the following qualifications enumerated in the Guidelines established by the Executive Committee for considering nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.

These qualifications include: exceptional legal ability; extensive experience and knowledge in law; outstanding intellectual and analytical talents; maturity of judgment; unquestionable integrity and independence; a temperament reflecting a willingness to search for a fair resolution of each case before the Court; a sympathetic understanding of the Court's role under the Constitution in the protection of the personal rights of individuals; an appreciation for the historic role of the Supreme Court as the final arbiter of the meaning of the U.S. Constitution, including a sensitivity to the respective powers and reciprocal responsibilities of the Congress and Executive.