BBC NEWS | Americas | Bush decides Supreme Court choice: “Mr Roberts, 50, was a deputy solicitor general under George Bush senior before becoming a private attorney.

His record as a staunch conservative means he could face a tough confirmation hearing in the Senate, says the BBC’s James Coomarasamy.

Mr Bush [made] the official announcement at 0100 GMT.

Our correspondent says conservatives will be pleased by Judge Roberts’ record on the environment, church-state issues and abortion.

He successfully argued that government-funded doctors and clinics could not talk to patients about abortion.” More…