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The John Roberts hearings have had an abundance of dullness and little else, so what are the major newspapers supposed to do? Liz Cox Barnett takes a look at various attempts to liven up a heavy-eyelid day. Actually, though, if you really, really want to go through Roberts’ words with a fine-tooth comb, Lyle Denniston has some interesting revelations.

UPDATE: And see Publius’ argument that Roberts’ professed belief in the right to privacy probably doesn’t automatically extend to abortion rights. That jibes pretty well with Byron York’s point in National Review today that, when all is said and done, Roberts didn’t say much of anything about his views on Roe.

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