Senator complains to nominee about court
By JESSE J. HOLLAND
Associated Press Writer
Aug 9, 10:28 AM EDT
The Democrats are pressing for internal memos from Roberts' tenure as a deputy solicitor general, when he represented the White House at the Supreme Court during the administration of President George H.W. Bush. Last week the Justice Department said it would not make public records from 16 cases Roberts was involved in, dealing with issues including abortion, affirmative action, school prayer and capital punishment.
Gonzales defended that decision after addressing the American Bar Association in Chicago. He said Roberts' former position "represents the United States of America, the American people, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. For that reason I would have very serious concerns about the sharing of information."
So, we can't look at the written opinions of one of our employees? I mean, it's not like he dealt with national security issues!