Although the White House said it reviewed tax returns for Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr., it has stopped short of allowing investigators from the Senate Judiciary Committee to review the returns as part of the confirmation process.

After the White House announced the Internal Revenue Service would produce a one-page summary of Roberts' returns for the committee, White House press secretary Scott McClellan noted there has yet to be any official request for Roberts' tax returns from Congress, leaving up in the air the matter if whether the returns would be provided. The Bush administration stopped requiring judicial candidates from providing recent returns in 2001, according to McClellan, although it did for Roberts.

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