John Roberts: Unprincipled

John Roberts, 9/13/05:

I do feel compelled to point out that I should not”¦agree or disagree with particular decisions. And I’m reluctant to do that. That’s one of the areas where I think prior nominees have drawn the line when it comes to, Do you agree with this case or do you agree with that case? And that’s something that I’m going to have to draw the line in the sand.

John Roberts, 9/13/05:

I agree with the Griswold court’s conclusion that marital privacy extends to contraception and availability of that.

In his testimony, Roberts explained he only won’t talk about cases that are “live with business.” When is something “live with business”? When John Roberts says it is.

As Sen. Arlen Specter noted there have been 38 cases in which Roe has been taken up and had its core holding upheld. Roberts still considers that case “live” and off-limits. There is no principle. Roberts talks about cases when it is politically convenient. When it isn’t he clams up.