Bench Memos

Witnesses–From Chairman Specter

Below, please find the TENTATIVE list of Majority witnesses and presenters who are scheduled to testify at the Nomination Hearing of John G. Roberts, Jr., of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The presenters will introduce the nominee on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 and the outside witnesses are expected to testify on Friday, September 9, 2005.

NOTE: William Barr has been replaced with Dick Thornburgh.


* Sen. Warner

* Sen. Lugar

* Sen. Bayh

TENTATIVE Outside Witnesses

Panel 1

* Steve Tober, Chairman, ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary

* Tom Hayward, past-Chairman, ABA Standing Committee

* Pamela Bresnahan, ABA DC Circuit Representative/Investigator

Panel 2

* Dick Thornburgh, Attorney General 1988-1991

* Bruce Botelho, Mayor of Juneau, Alaska

* Jennifer Braceras, Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and Visiting Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum

Panel 3

* Catherine Stetson, Hogan and Hartson

* Maureen Mahoney, Latham and Watkins


Panel 4

* Elsa Cole, General Counsel, NCAA

* Peter Kirsanow, partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff and Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

* Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Hudson Institute

Panel 5

* Charles Fried, Harvard Law

* Christopher Yoo, Vanderbilt Law

* Patricia Bellia, Notre Dame Law

Panel 6

* Jay Sekulow, American Center for Law and Justice



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