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Supreme Court nominee Roberts pledges to respect precedent

[JURIST] US Supreme Court nominee John Roberts [Wikipedia profile] promised Tuesday to adhere to established rulings if given the opportunity to serve on the highest court. In his 84-page response [PDF part1; part2] to a Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] questionnaire, Roberts wrote that the role of judges is limited and does not include solving "society's problems," though Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America [advocacy website], accused Roberts of deceiving the public, claiming he was engaged in a "political campaign to create the appearance of open-mindedness." Also on Tuesday, the National Archives released documents from Roberts' time as a government lawyer advising the Reagan administration in the 1980s. AP has more.

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