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Attorney General Applauds President Bush's Nomination of Judge John G. Roberts to the United States Supreme Court

July 20, 2005

(Anchorage) - Today Alaska Attorney General David Márquez offered strong support for President George W. Bush's nomination of Judge John G. Roberts to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the United States Supreme Court.

"Judge Roberts possesses the intellect, legal scholarship and judicial temperament necessary to assume a spot on the nation's highest court," said Márquez. "In private practice Judge Roberts represented Alaska on a number of diverse issues. He impressed attorneys throughout the state as a consummate appellate advocate of impeccable integrity."

Judge Roberts' representation of Alaska issues extends to submerged lands, Indian Country, natural resources, the Alaska Statehood Act and even the state's sex offender registry laws. He has visited Alaska on several occasions.

"Alaskans that have worked with Judge Roberts recognize him for his outstanding professional acumen. As importantly, he demonstrated on a personal level that he is a decent human being who genuinely cares about the people around him," said Márquez.

Judge Roberts currently serves as a judge on the D.C. Court of Appeals. Before serving on the bench he worked as an appellate attorney appearing before the U.S. Supreme Court on 39 separate occasions.

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