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Judge Roberts had several more meetings yesterday with senators, most of whom gave generally positive reports.

“It was a very cordial meeting,” Mr. Schumer said of the 55 minutes he spent with the federal judge. “It was a very friendly meeting.”

Mr. Schumer released to reporters a seven-page list of questions he planned to ask the nominee during his confirmation hearing. But Mr. Schumer declined to say what Judge Roberts said to him. “I’m not going to say anything about his part of the conversation because I think we ought to keep that private,” said Mr. Schumer, who voted against Judge Roberts’ confirmation in 2003 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

A few minutes later, Mr. Schumer revealed one tidbit: “He told me that he hoped that he could persuade me to win his vote over,” he said. “And I said I hope he could, too.”

James G. Lakely contributed to this report.