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.
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.