Roberts Finishes Testimony in Supreme Court Hearings

September 15 13:27 2005 Print This Article

Confirmation very likely

WASHINGTON, September 15 – John Roberts finished his testimony before the Senate-committee with a catchy one-liner, “I am not an ideologue”. It is expected that he will be confirmed for the Chief Justice position in the Supreme Court without problems, the confirmation could come soon as the Senate is implied to keep to Bush’s recommendation to do so before the 3rd of October, as the new term for the Supreme Court begins. He will become the 17th Chief Justice on the Supreme Court in the history of the United States.

The Democrats tried to lure Roberts into daring statements but he was wise enough to keep it to a minimum and only say what the committee wanted to hear. They brought up hot issue like civil rights and abortion but he didn’t bite, he sufficed to say he respects the law and will interpret the Constitution without any political influence. He tried to get the Democratic Senators away from the thought that he is extremely conservative, stating that the memos they are so upset about are from twenty years ago, when he was still a young man. “I think if you’ve looked at what I’ve done since I took the judicial oath, that should convince you that I’m not an ideologue,” Roberts said.

“If the Constitution says that the little guy should win, the little guy’s going to win in court before me. But if the Constitution says that the big guy should win, well, then the big guy’s going to win, because my obligation is to the Constitution. That’s the oath,” he said.

Many are still anxiously awaiting Bush’s second nominee for the associate judge position on the Supreme Court. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has announced her retirement and Bush still has to find a replacement after he bumped the first nominee, Roberts, up to the Chief Justice position.

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