Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Buck Stops Here: Roberts

The Buck Stops Here: Roberts:
"For what it's worth: A few years ago, Justice Scalia said to a friend of mine that he and other Justices thought of John Roberts as far and away the best Supreme Court litigator in the country. I asked the friend why Justice Scalia said that, and (paraphrasing from my memory) the answer was something like this: 'No matter how intense the questioning, Roberts is never flustered, and is always able to calmly answer any question whatsoever, while skillfully weaving in the substantive points that he wanted to make in the first place.'"
It's a true gift if Robert can really do this. (And the contrast with most Senators should be jarring!) Should make for some great hearings.

1 comment:

gov administrator said...

Bill, roberts hearings great? You're kidding. Bork and thomas hearings were great. But not likely for the roberts hearings. They'll be lucky to escape 'dull'. REpublican senators gloating and democratic senators falling all over themselves to show how fair minded they are.