Barack Obama

Obama, Roberts Plan on Doing Oath of Office Twice, Again

This time because the 20th falls on a Sunday and the inauguration ceremony will be on Monday


Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. will administer the oath of office to President Obama twice again this year, although hopefully it will be smoother than their "do-over" four years ago.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Friday that Justice Roberts will administer the oath to Mr. Obama on Sunday, Jan. 20, and again on Monday, Jan. 21. The official event on Jan. 20 is mandated by the Constitution but will be held in private because it falls on a Sunday, when courts and other public institutions are closed. They will repeat the ceremony before the nation at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 21.