In arguing four years ago against Democrats filibustering President Bush's judicial nominations, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., complained, "We are really changing the constitutional design of what it takes to basically nominate and approve any judge." So does that mean that Roberts would oppose a GOP filibuster of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor? If not, Ari Rabin-Havt of the Media Matters Action Network argued, Roberts "will make it undeniably clear that he is happy to use the Constitution as a political prop."
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