via Craig Crawford: "Does the Constitution recognize and protect an unenumerated right of privacy? I'll never forget the stunned faces among senators and spectators on the day 15 years ago when Supreme Court nominee David Souter answered that question in the affirmative. It was the first answer of his Senate confirmation hearing, and it showed that he embraced the legal underpinning of Roe v. Wade's protection of abortion rights. Conservatives were furious, never forgiving President George H.W. Bush for naming Souter. Liberals were shocked, quickly endorsing his nomination. It should be the first question put to President Bush's nominee, John Roberts...read on"
Craig hits the nail on the head. If this court battle is all about Roe v. Wade then by all means get that question out of the way first because almost all others are a moot point to anybody who hasn't been sleeping the last six months.