[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...
- Roberts headed for bipartisan Senate confirmation
- US Senate to take up Roberts nomination
- Senate Judiciary Committee approves Roberts nomination
- Roberts hearings end; vote expected soon