I take very seriously the Senate's advice and consent role regarding a Supreme Court nomination. I will be closely following the Judiciary Committee hearings on Judge Roberts and will thoroughly review his record before deciding whether or not to vote to confirm him. I hope that this process will be civil and deliberate, because that is what the American people deserve.From the LA Times:
"I don't think there's any doubt he has the qualifications to serve on the Supreme Court," said Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), a former professor of constitutional law who said he did not have enough information yet to decide whether to support or oppose Roberts. "The question is going to be whether he has the wisdom and sense of balance ... to serve for 25 years on the highest court of the land."