On being Judge-mental
That some would-be opponents are having a tough time finding skeletons in his closet is amusing, and probably the only reason I keep up with the issue at all. Even some conservatives are second guessing him, based on a statement he made while getting confirmed to the DC Appeals Court in 2003:
"Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land ...it's a little more than settled. It was reaffirmed in the face of a challenge ...there's nothing in my personal views that would prevent me from fully and faithfully applying that precedent."
Again, I'm no legal scholar, but anyone seeking confirmation to a U.S. appeals court, paricularly the one considered a stepping stone to the SCOTUS, must realize that appellate courts are not in the business of overturning Supreme Court decisions.
He knew not to rock the boat then, which is a good thing, because the next and final stop is Capitol Hill.