What to Make of Supreme Court Nominee John Roberts?
Roberts in a brief he co-wrote in 1990 that suggested the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade
"The court's conclusion in Roe that there is a fundamental right to an abortion ... finds no support in the text, structure or history of the Constitution," the brief said.
In his defense, Roberts told senators during his 2003 confirmation hearing that he would be guided by legal precedent. "Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land. ... There is nothing in my personal views that would prevent me from fully and faithfully applying that precedent."
Of course if confirmed Roberts could actually set precedent rather than follow it, so Roe v Wade is definitely in play.
On other issues that will effect Americans for decades, Roberts is clearly a conservative. Expect decisions that are pro big-business, anti environment, and hostile to civil rights and progressive causes. - IFK Editor
See AP Story: Bush Nominates Federal Judge John Roberts