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Reporters Committee Looks at Judge Roberts 1st Amendment Record

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A review of Judge John G. Roberts’ record on the bench and as a litigator offers no clear sense of his thoughts on First Amendment, free press and freedom of information issues, the Reporters Committee on Freedom of the Press says in a review of his records. Roberts handled a number of First Amendment cases as deputy solicitor general but in each instance he was representing the first Bush Administration. Both the Reporters Committee and the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center note that only a few of Roberts 40 opinions as a U.S. appellate judge in DC dealt with media issues. (7/21/05)