Where He Stands

A look at John G. Roberts ideological stance on the major issues facing the Court and the nation

There is no doubt that John Roberts has all the credentials that a President could ask for in a Supreme Court nominee: the Harvard degrees, the federal clerkships, the government service and the years at a white-shoe Washington law firm. But in the post-Bork age, with the opposition ready to pounce on a nominee's judicial or academic record, Roberts also boasts that most prized feature of a résumé--a relatively short paper trail. For a man widely considered one of the brightest legal minds of his generation, Roberts has made very few of his personal views known in either scholarly writings or...

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