Most mere mortals would be daunted enough by a nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, let alone a last-minute upgrade to that of chief justice of the United States. Then again, John Roberts continues to seem like something other than a mere mortal, from his golden resume to his matinee idol looks. When Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., cut to the chase with this delicious question in a one-on-one Tuesday â€” “How are you going to handle guys like Scalia? Heâ€™s a lot older than you” â€” the 50-year-old reportedly talked about how he views it as a “dialogue among equals” when lawyers argue cases before the Supreme Court. Ah, but will 69-year-old Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative lion once viewed as a likely chief justice, view or at least treat Roberts as an “equal”? In any case, donâ€™t expect Roberts to let anybody see him sweat in the spotlight of next weekâ€™s hearings. This guy is good.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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