John Roberts is respected throughout the legal profession. He is the top star among attorneys who argued cases before the Supreme Court. When he was nominated for the 5th Circuit Court (Washington, DC) the vote in committee was 14 to 3 and on the floor it was unanimous - unanimous. So why are Democrats giving him grief for his "misleading" responses? Because he is not a liberal. On what basis could non-esteemed Senator Ted Kennedy oppose him? None. So if you're a Democratic senator frustrated by Roberts "non-responses", you must be pretty heated, right? Yet, if memory serves me correct Bill Clinton nominee and rapid liberal Ruth Ginsberg didn't answer questions about court decisions when she was going through confirmations and the Republicans didn't complain about it; in fact most of them voted for her.