I seem to recall discussions on Roberts on FR. NO one can say with certainty how anyone is going to change over the years.PERIOD
That is true but he was indeed tested.
He clerked for a Supreme Court Justice who later said Roberts was the best attorney of his generation (Rehnquist); he lead the Appellate division of a 1000 partner, world wide law firm and specialized in Supreme Court law; he tried 39 cases before the age of 48 and won 25 of them; he was the Assistant White House Counsel for 3 years in his twenties.
He was tested and approved of by friend and foe alike well before he was nominated to the District Court, and certainly before he was appointed to the Supreme Court.
aumrl wrote: "I seem to recall discussions on Roberts on FR."
Yes, you're right. Unfortunately, Roberts is an unknown. We now have two stealth nominations, not just one. Doesn't that bother anyone?