John Roberts sworn-in as 17th Chief Justice of U.S. 10 years ago this hour (Sep 29 2005)

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(Thursday, September 29, 2005, 2:54 p.m. EDT) — Judge John G. Roberts Jr. became the 17th Chief Justice of the United States today, taking the oath of office during a brief but emotional White House ceremony just hours after the Senate, with its Democrats evenly divided, voted overwhelmingly to confirm him.

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