Roberts Reticent on Previous Court Rulings

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John Roberts was more relaxed than in previous moments.

John Roberts was more relaxed than in previous moments as he faced a second day of questions Wednesday. Reuters hide caption

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Senators on both political parties put more pressure on John Roberts to reveal his opinions of previous Supreme Court rulings Wednesday in the second day of questioning for the chief justice hopeful. Among the top issues: abortion and eminent domain.

Questioning of Roberts was to end Wednesday, but Democratic senators have requested the addition of more queries Thursday, when the panel was to have heard from witnesses for and against the Roberts nomination.

The committee has also planned a closed session to deal with any questions that may have arisen in a customary FBI background check.

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