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Roberts clears Judiciary Committee

On a 13-5 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee voiced its approval of Supreme Court chief justice nominee John Roberts.

Wisconsin's two Democratic senators Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold both voted in favor. They were joined by ranking member Pat Leahy (D-VT). You can read Kohl's statement here, and Feingold's statement here.

I'm actually not all that surprised that Roberts received the support that he did. He's been impressive during the hearings, and comes across as a very intellectual and reasonable judge. From what he said in committee, he agrees that Roe v. Wade is established case law, and ought to be respected. Considering the unqualified idealogues that the president could have nominated, Roberts may be a gift.

His nomination now moves to the full Senate where it's expected to pass.


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