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Roberts Says Judges Play a Limited Role

Roberts Says Judges Play a Limited Role


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court nominee John Roberts said Monday that justices are servants of the law, playing a limited government role, as the Senate opened confirmation hearings on President Bush's choice to be the nation's 17th chief justice.

"I come before the committee with no agenda. I have no platform," the 50-year-old Roberts told the panel.

The nominee to be chief justice said a "certain humility should characterize the judicial role."

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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