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photoPresident Bush's nomination of Judge John G. Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court is provoking various reactions in Washington and across the country today.

The conservative pick is pleasing most Republicans. Democrats' reaction is varying from guarded optimism to quiet indecision and outright criticism.

Sandra Day O'Connor, whom Roberts would replace if confirmed, was frequently a swing voter, providing balance to the Court.

Hear about where the solidly conservative Roberts might take the Court, and the country, in years to come.

Guests:

Susan Page, correspondent, USA Today

John McGinnis, professor, Northwestern University School of Law

Laurence Tribe, professor, Harvard Law School

Jesse Choper, professor, University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor, The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on July 20, 2005.

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