John Roberts, Nominee

| July 19, 2005 | Reply

I know very little about Judge Roberts, except that he appears to be very well-regarded by his peers, and even by those on the other side. He certainly seems to be very well-spoken and bright (but what nominee wouldn’t?). I’ll reserve any opinions on him until I learn more.

It is worth noting, though, that Roberts has already been through the nomination mill only a couple of years ago. Right now Senator Schumer is using that against him and is saying that Roberts must answer a number of questions about his personal views “over the coming months”. Schumer’s entire thrust seems to be that Roberts won’t ask specific questions about Roberts personal views. Bet your bottom dollar that you’re going to hear that time and time and time again. It’ll be the main battle line for this nomination battle. Remember, also, that Justice Ginsburg refused to answer most of the questions put to her by the Senate committee, yet she was confirmed by a very large margin.

In the meantime, you can get an early start on the Roberts buzz from Michelle Malkin and NRO’s Bench Memos.

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