That's what I like to hear
Whether there's a chance in hell that Roberts won't be confirmed remains to be seen. But at the very least, the confirmation process should be geared towards "full disclosure" with regard to Roberts' views on abortion and other matters. That's why I'm glad to hear this:
Senate Democrats promised yesterday to scrutinize the positions of Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. on key social issues, and said they intend to force him to clearly state his position on whether the Constitution gives women a right to abortion during his upcoming confirmation hearings.We also might want to get ahold of his video rental history; I'd be particularly interested in whether he's ever rented any of the 'Left Behind' movies.
As Roberts made the rounds yesterday on Capitol Hill, Democratic senators gave him a warm reception, but served notice to their Republican colleagues that they want to see memos Roberts produced as deputy solicitor general under President George H.W. Bush, whose administration advocated the reversal of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. The current Bush administration has fought the release of such documents in the past.