Thursday, September 15, 2005

John Roberts: ideologue

Dahlia Lithwick has produced an excellent series on the Senate confirmation hearings for John Roberts. She concludes that while John Roberts seems to insist on the constitution as the fountain of all wisdom, civil rights wouldn't have been possible with that sort of an attitude. She's down on Roberts. She writes:
"The problem isn't whether John Roberts can be principled and fair on a thoroughly passive court. I'm sold on that. It's whether a thoroughly passive court can ever truly be principled and fair."

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