After watching the "Today" show this morning and doing further research online, I have come to the conclusion that Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. should make a never fine justice on the United States Supreme Court. I am found the following:
Judge Roberts in the 1990's co-wrote the following statement in a brief:
The courts conclusion in Roe that there is a fundamental right to an abortion ... finds no support in the text, structure or history of the Constitution,
But then in a confirmation hearing for the D.C. court of appeals he said this:
Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land. ... There is nothing in my personal views that would prevent me from fully and faithfully applying that precedent.
What he was saying here is that because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that abortion was ok, he would so rule in this lower court. HOWEVER, this does not mean once he in ON the high court, he will advance the cause of abortion. And from his other views, I would say more then likely he would come out on the side of life.
Another thing in this fellow's favor is that he has the support of Jay Sekulow of the very conservative alternative to the ACLU, the ACLJ. Mr. Sekulow says, quote:
I've known Judge Roberts for 17 years and litigated with him at the Supreme Court of the United States.
"There can be no question that Judge Roberts is exceptionally well qualified to serve as the next Supreme Court Justice. He has served with distinction on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and has a keen understanding of the Constitution."
"In my dealings with Judge Roberts over the years, I have found him to be a lawyer's lawyer, exhibiting uncommon insight and judgment. A man of character, Judge Roberts understands the Constitution and has a record of applying the law -- not legislating from the bench."
"But his nomination has invoked strong opposition from groups like People For the American Way, Planned Parenthood, and others - because they know that the next Supreme Court Justice will play a pivotal role in major decisions regarding religious freedom ... abortion ... pornography ... and more."
"And they know that John G. Roberts, Jr. will impartially pursue justice and uphold the Constitution and the rule of law in all matters."
Click here to sign your name to the ACLJ's PETITION TO SUPPORT JOHN G. ROBERTS, JR.
Also as Agent Tim pointed out, Hugh Hewitt of World Magazine is with this guy all the way.
I believe I can now say that I do indeed support Judge John G. Roberts Jr. for the office of a justice on the United States Supreme Court. He is said to be very conservative and should make an excellent justice on the court. However I want to see him nail down just where he stands on abortion. From what I have heard he should do well, but I want to see him asked that question at his Senate confirmation hearing.
The Blogging Boy Scout,