1 Chief Justice Rehnquist died in Arlington, Virginia, on September
3, 2005. Services were held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington,
D. C., on September 7, 2005, and interment was in Arlington National
Cemetery on the same date. See post, p. xi.
2 The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., of Maryland, formerly a judge of
the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit,
was nominated by President Bush to be an Associate Justice of this Court
on July 19, 2005, and to be Chief Justice of the United States on September
5, 2005; the nomination to be Chief Justice was conﬁrmed by the Senate
on September 29, 2005; he was commissioned and took the oaths of ofﬁce
and his seat on the same date. He was presented to the Court on October
3, 2005. See post, p. vii.
3 The Honorable Paul D. Clement, of Virginia, was nominated by President Bush on March 11, 2005, to be Solicitor General; the nomination was
conﬁrmed by the Senate on June 9, 2005; he was commissioned and took
the oath of ofﬁce on June 13, 2005.