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Down on Roberts

In response to questioning from Senator Kohl, Roberts has now pretty much accepted Griswold v. Connecticut, an old case that basically led to Roe v. Wade. This is not good. The only good thing I’ve heard today was his denunciation of the use of foreign law in Supreme Court decisions.

"Basically, all we’ve gotten out of him is that he won’t cite the law of France when he votes to uphold Casey and Roe," writes a disgruntled friend, a conservative senior staffer for a senator.

The administration’s tactic of going "stealth" with its nominees is at the heart of our problem. Amid all the Republican gushing over Roberts, I’d remind all on the Right that there is no guarantee the guy is any good, and at least some evidence — even more as of today — that he is not.

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Mr. Freddoso is the senior political reporter for the Evans-Novak Political Report.

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