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Conservatives defend Roberts's link to law group

Call effort to distance nominee 'a mistake'

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / July 26, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- The White House's efforts to distance Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. from The Federalist Society came under fire from conservatives yesterday for creating a blemish on his candidacy where none existed, and for sending a signal that membership in the influential legal society was something to avoid. (Full article: 818 words)

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