John Roberts has been sworn-in as chief justice, just hours after his confirmation by the Senate.
Justice John Paul Stevens administered the oath of office at the White House, as President Bush looked on. Roberts' wife held the Bible.
Bush described Roberts as "a man of integrity, deep humility, and uncommon talent." He said the American people had seen Roberts' character, and his "reverence for the Constitution," as well as his "impartiality and devotion to justice."
He thanked President Bush for nominating him, and said he would
try to justify that confidence in him by always doing the best job
he possibly can do.