Chief Justice Roberts’ UofL visit being delayed


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. is rescheduling a talk he originally planned to give at the University of Louisville Oct. 27, McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg said today.

    Roberts was forced to reschedule the appearance due to an unavoidable schedule conflict, Gregg said. He still plans to speak at UofL sometime in the future.

    “We’re looking forward to setting a new date for his talk,” he added.

    Roberts, the nation’s 17th chief justice, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2005, succeeding William H. Rehnquist. Before that, he was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for two years.

    A Harvard University and Harvard Law School graduate, he also spent 14 years in private law practice and held positions in Republican administrations in the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of the White House Counsel.