The hearings for John Roberts nomination to the position of Supreme Court Chief Justice are starting today at Noon. The committee is comprised of 10 Repulicans and 8 Democrats.
It is expected that the questioning will focus on abortion rights, voting rights and questions of balancing environmental protections against jobs and property development by the Democratic members of the committee, as these are hot button issues for the constituency.
The Democratic members of the committee include the more liberal members of the Democratic caucus including the likes of Charles Shumer, Ted Kennedy, and Patrick Leahy. This will be there chance to show the liberal interest groups that they have there best interests at heart for a nominee who is expected to pass the full senate’s vote quite easily.
If you are interested in watching the hearings on your computer, C-SPAN will have them available live.