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John G. Roberts Nominated To U.S. Supreme Court
UNDATED: This undated photo provided by the U.S. Court of Appeals shows Judge John G. Roberts. President George W. Bush nominated Roberts on July 19, 2005 to fill the vacancy that will be created by Justice Sandra Day O'Conner when she retires from the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by R. Strauss/Smithsonian via Getty Images)

US Chief Justice Roberts Marks Jackson Center

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has returned to his native upstate New York to help mark the 10th anniversary of the Robert H. Jackson Center.

Roberts, who was born in Buffalo, spoke for about 15 minutes from the front porch of the center in Jamestown on Friday morning. He reflected on the changes in the Supreme Court since Jackson sat there but noted that today's judges share the same ideals as their predecessors.

Jackson served on the Supreme Court from 1941 to 1954 after getting his start as a country lawyer in western New York. The center was dedicated 10 years ago by Roberts' predecessor, Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

More than 2,000 people attended Roberts' talk, including federal and state judges from New York and Pennsylvania.

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