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Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont (right), ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, talked yesterday with John G. Roberts Jr.

All eyes are on nominee

Democrats vow to learn court pick's abortion views

By Rick Klein
Globe Staff / July 21, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats promised yesterday to scrutinize the positions of Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. on key social issues, and said they intend to force him to clearly state his position on whether the Constitution gives women a right to abortion during his upcoming confirmation hearings. (Full article: 1471 words)

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