WASHINGTON – Nearly 200 clergy and faith leaders are calling for senators to vote against the confirmation of Judge John Roberts as Chief Justice of the United States, strongly criticizing his record of attempting to undermine legal safeguards that have moved the United States closer to equal justice for all citizens. The letter says that Roberts’ record indicates that he would not “uphold the constitutional and legal principles that have advanced the cause of justice in America.”
Today, People For the American Way released its final pre-hearing report in opposition to the confirmation of John Roberts to the United States Supreme Court. Following the initial report PFAW released last week in opposition to the Roberts nomination, the report contains additional detailed analysis of Roberts’ record.
PFAW’s new report can be viewed here.
Interview from 2000 suggests Roberts wants to see Court move to the right
Roberts said Court decisions overturning a state ban on specific abortion procedures, holding unconstitutional organized prayer at public school activities, and upholding the Miranda’s ruling were defeats for conservatives. Roberts praised the Court ruling upholding the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay scoutmasters.