Senate Hearings

Senate confirmation hearings resume Tuesday for John Roberts, President Bush's nominee for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Members of the Senate Judiciary committee gave opening statements Monday and laid out what they hope to learn about Roberts.

Republicans say Roberts should avoid responding to questions on controversial topics, but Democrats disagree. Democrats insist Roberts will have to be an open book and answer all questions.

The hearing ended with Judge Roberts promising to protect the independence and integrity of the Supreme Court.