Bench Memos

The Schedule, According to Chairman Specter’s Office

Tentative Schedule for the Hearing:

*Schedule is subject to change*

Monday, Sept. 12

Noon Chairman Specter opens hearing, including various housekeeping matters

12:15 pm Chairman Specter begins 10 minute opening statements for Committee members

3:15 pm Break

3:45 pm Senators Warner, Lugar, and Bayh introduce John Roberts

4:00 pm Swearing-in and 15 minute testimony of John Roberts

Tuesday, Sept. 13

9:30 am Chairman Specter begins 30 minute round of questioning (Round 1)

1:00 pm Break for lunch

2:00 pm Resume questioning

6:00 pm Break for dinner

7:00 pm Resume questioning

8:30 pm Round 1 questioning ends

Wednesday, Sept. 14

9:30 am Chairman Specter begins 20 minute rounds of questioning (Round 2)

1:00 pm Break for lunch

2:00 pm Resume questioning as necessary

*At the conclusion of questioning, the Committee is expected to go into closed session.

Thursday, Sept. 15

9:30 am Outside witness testimony with first 3 panels

1:00 pm Break for lunch

2:00 pm Resume testimony with last 3 panels

5:30 pm Conclusion of the hearing

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