Did we learn anything from 3 days of political dancing? Why can’t nominees really answer questions?
Chief justice nominee John Roberts on Monday promised to approach the law with “a certain humility” and told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that he has “no agenda” on the bench.
His comments came on the first day of confirmation hearings for the vacant Supreme Court seat — the first such hearing for a chief justice in 19 years.
Democrats on the committee pledged tough questioning of the federal judge, while Republicans countered he had the right to refuse to provide specifics on hot-button issues. (more…)