BLUNT ON ROBERTS CONFIRMATION
WASHINGTON---House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) today praised the Senate's confirmation of Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by a vote of 78-22: "John Roberts is a distinguished jurist with an impressive record of service to the nation and the rule of law. "He has proven himself as a judge who applies the law impartially with an eye toward the strict interpretation of the Constitution, rather than legislating from the bench. He will serve the United States and our highest court well."