Judge John Roberts answers questions from senators on the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Sept. 13, 2005.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday opened its second day of hearings on the nomination of John Roberts for U.S. chief justice. Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA) immediately questioned Roberts on the issue of abortion rights. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) suggested that Roberts has a "mean-spirited view of the law" with regards to civil rights and discrimination.
Tuesday's hearings began at 9:30 a.m. ET and are expected to last until nearly 8:00 p.m.
Listen to some highlights so far from Tuesday's hearings: