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Democrats push for more documents on Roberts

[JURIST] Sen. Patrick Leahy [official website] (D-VT) said Wednesday that notwithstanding White House warnings, Democrats plan to request additional legal writings by Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, including work he produced during his tenure as principal deputy solicitor general in President George H.W. Bush's administration. The White House said earlier this week [press briefing text] that any work Roberts produced during private practice or for the government was produced on behalf of clients, and therefore protected by attorney-client privilege. Republicans such as Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) insist that Democrats are "still digging and hoping" to uncover something on Roberts that might stall the nomination process. AP has more.

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