Judge Roberts, for his part, summed up his philosophy on Thursday.
"Somebody asked me, you know, 'Are you going to be on the side of the little guy?' " he said. "And you obviously want to give an immediate answer, but, as you reflect on it, if the Constitution says that the little guy should win, the little guy's going to win in court before me. But if the Constitution says that the big guy should win, well, then the big guy's going to win, because my obligation is to the Constitution. That's the oath."
If I was a Democratic Senator right now, I'd breathe a sigh of minor relief and support this nominee.