National Press Club

Supreme Court Justice Nomination

July 27, 2005

About This Video

Run time: 59 minutes

Senator Schumer's speech was titled, "Modesty and Stability on the Bench: How John Roberts Can Convince Democrats to Vote for Him." In his remarks he talked about the confirmation process, Judge Roberts' judicial philosophy, and likely questions for any nominee to the Supreme Court. He also talked about the practice of questioning a particular nominee's judicial philosophy and opinions on past Supreme Court cases in assessing the qualifications and judicial temperament of a nominee. He also answered questions from the audience.