As the Roberts hearings proceed, a very obvious question comes to mind. Me being a master of the obvious, and a bit light on Supreme Court history, I’ll ask it.
Is there any incentive at all for prospective justices to talk about their beliefs? John Roberts is sailing towards confirmation while refusing to answer most of the hot questions. That in mind, why would he, or anyone else for that matter, reveal anything? This process as it stands seems almost pointless to me.