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Schiff, Biggert Host Meeting with Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr.

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Schiff, Biggert Host Meeting with Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr.

Members of the Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch discuss ways to improve the relationship between the Courts and Congress

Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Judy Biggert (R-IL), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch, today hosted a meeting for House members with Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. and James C. Duff, who will shortly take over as the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The meeting was part of an ongoing effort by the Caucus to improve the relationship between the legislative and judicial branches of our federal government. Today's meeting was the 5th meeting in a series of discussions the Caucus is hosting with Supreme Court Justices, state court judges, and other members of the judiciary in hopes of fostering a better working relationship between the courts and Congress. The Caucus previously met with the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Supreme Court Justice David Hackett Souter, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and a group of state Supreme Court Justices.

"Our meeting with Chief Justice Roberts was candid and productive, and I want to thank him for taking the time to meet with us today," Schiff said. "We are committed to continuing efforts to restore the comity between our two branches. It is my hope that we can work together to support a strong and independent judiciary."

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