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The Question of Questions



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The issue isn’t what senators are going to ask, and whether they are bound by judiciai ethics rules, but how Roberts can answer. He will be on some bench, either the high court or his current court, and he must be mindful of his ethical obligations. And senators know that. I agree with what Gerry had to say, which is what I tried to say earlier but perhaps inarticulately. The senators have a wide range of questions they can ask, but if they press in ways that Roberts can’t answer, he won’t.



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