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Friday, July 22, 2005

Roberts navigating the waters of the Senate

"As John Roberts navigates his way through the Senate confirmation process, his time to bask in the afterglow of selection for the Supreme Court is giving way to the harsher spotlight of Democratic scrutiny.

Smiles, handshakes and flashing television lights characterized a series of visits Roberts has made to the offices of senators on Capitol Hill, an easygoing get-to-know-you environment that masked much of the underlying tension. For the 50-year-old lawyer and judge, the contrast with his courtly White House introduction couldn't have been more stark."

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