To be completely honest, I am not altogether sure that Roberts won’t be confirmed. What I am sure about, however, is those of us who are concerned about the White House stonewalling the release of Robert’s opinions and briefs during 1989-1993 while he was the Principal Deputy Solicitor General under Kenneth Starr, during the administration of President George H.W. Bush, need to step up and speak up. Link to contact your senators
According to Senator Ted Kennedy during the blogger conference call last evening, the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked to see the paper on 16 cases that deal specifically with constitutional law.
It’s no surprise to many of us that the White House has not released those papers, despite the fact, as Sentator Kennedy said, that the solicitar general’s office is the People’s Lawyer, not the administration’s lawyer.
We must speak up. We must make our voices heard. I know many of us are concerned with the effects of Katrina and other pressing issues, but the confirmation of John Roberts must not happen because of the complicity of our silence.