The Full Roberts

The fireworks everybody expected may not materialize, but this weeks hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee are still crucial. Will John Roberts sail through unchallenged? What questions should Democrats ask? Below, some of the Prospect's coverage of the nomination from this summer.



Just Say No
by
Matthew Yglesias


Democrats don't have to filibuster John Roberts -- but they don't have to vote for him, either.

[7/26/2005]


Meet John Roberts
by
Adele M. Stan


A first-class lawyer with a sense of humor. Too bad he's a threat to women's rights -- and the Constitution.

[7/20/2005]


He's No Souter
by
Michael Dorf


Many liberals are heartened by the possibility of Justice Roberts. They shouldn't be.

[7/20/2005]


High Court, High Stakes
by
Bruce Ackerman


On morality, regulation, and privacy, the right seeks a Supreme Court revolution. Senate hearings have one job: to block it.

[August 2005]


The Wrong Litmus Test
by
Robert B. Reich


Yes, abortion is important. But the next Supreme Court justice may have more influence in the War on Terrorism than any other realm.

[August 2005]


Always Political
by
Sam Rosenfeld


A new book on the judicial nomination process makes the historical case for ideological battles.

[September 2005]


Say It Loud
by
Jack C. Doppelt


Even Antonin Scalia thinks that judicial candidates should talk about their beliefs.

[7/12/2005]


Strip Search
by
Bert Brandenburg


There are many who want to destroy the courts. John Roberts should make it clear he's not one of them.

[9/8/2005]


Roberts' Road
by
Deborah Pearlstein


John Roberts should speak candidly at his confirmation hearing -- for his own sake as much as the Senate's.

[8/7/2005]


Five Big Issues
by
Kermit Roosevelt


Sure, Roberts might not be as bad as you fear. But there are reasons to worry.

[8/4/2005]


Roe Reversal
by
Michael Dorf


Raich minus Roe could equal a national abortion ban.

[7/5/2005]


Originalist Sin
by
Matthew Yglesias


Judges like Clarence Thomas "only" want to return to what they say is the original Constitution. That's much more radical than they want you to think.

[7/6/2005]


Unfounded Fodder
by
Adele M. Stan


The zealots behind Justice Sunday II are selling their vision of the Constitution to an unwitting public. Liberals need to pitch their own.

[8/17/2005]


The Problem With Predictability
by
Cass Sunstein


Many conservatives expect a Supreme Court justice whose opinions they can predict. Predictability may be a virtue in a political leader. For judges, it's a vice.

[7/7/2005]

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