September 14, 2005
Day two of the confirmation hearings of Judge John Roberts featured the expected questions about abortion and other hot culture button issues.
Liberals on the judiciary committee tried to nail him down on a right to privacy and whether abortion is settled law.
While Judge Roberts was careful in his endorsement of the concept of settled law, he left enough wiggle room to allow him to overrule roe if the proper case and circumstances are presented to the court.
That is how I read his answer anyway.
John Roberts is super cool.
He speaks without notes, unlike Senator Edward Kennedy, who seems to be reading from talking points written by various liberal interest groups.
Only God knows how he will vote and whether he will live up to the expectations so many conservatives have in him and the president.
Most people believe Roberts will be confirmed, and not just along party lines, because his ascension changes nothing.
It’s the next nominee who could change everything and that will be the main battle.
I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.