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40,000 Pages



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So what do the 40,000 pages of John Roberts’s records released by the Archives today tell us? John Roberts has a brilliant and comprehensive legal mind, writes with grace and clarity, was a strong advocate of the Reagan administration’s conservative policies, and criticized the ineffective “feel good” proposals offered by the Left in the 1980s.

Let’s hope the Left uses the Roberts nomination to refight the battles over forced busing, racial quotas, comparable worth, and other liberal follies.

I may have one or two further posts on these documents, but they really simply confirm what we already know. My guess is that I’ll be busier tomorrow responding to the usual distortions from the usual suspects.



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