When I set about the task of compiling and analyzing the opinions written or joined in by John Roberts as he sat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, I hoped to present a string ranging from the time he took the seat in 2003 to just before the recent confirmation proceedings before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Because I became bogged down in other tasks, I only got three parts done. I have them saved in my stored messages, and if anyone wants to read them I will be glad to transmit them via e-mail. Though I am now abandoning that project, I hope I succeeded in conveying some messages convincingly enough so that everyone in a position to help advance them will be induced to do so: The media is failing to provide coverage of the courts. Thousands of opinions that critically affect every U.S. citizen are rolling out of the courts, opinions that govern our lives just as much as laws passed by legislative bodies do and sometimes even more so. Because they go unreported, the public remains ignorant of what is affecting them and how.
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