Who is John Roberts and how might he rule on employment issues?

Well we were all set to provide a two-volume tome full of information on any number of the Fifth Circuit judges said to be the front runners to be nominated by President Bush to the Supreme Court vacancy created by the retirement of Justice O'Connor. Then the White House pulled one of its famous head fakes this afternoon and suddenly we have a nominee that we, here in Texas, know very little about.

For the time being, here is the Washington Post's profile of Judge Roberts.

And here is an initial report from the Alliance for Justice organization.

We will begin gathering research regarding Judge Robert's past opinions and other legal work on employment-related cases.