The Supreme Court justices are hot on the talk circuit this non-sitting week.
In addition to Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Jr., Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia — all of whom have spoken at schools, churches and other venues over the past week or so — Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. took the lectern before a crowd at Brigham Young University yesterday.
But during the Q&A session, Roberts steered clear of any political or Court case-related subjects — meaning those who asked his opinion about abortion cases, presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Guantanamo Bay detainees and gay marriage were out of luck.
Roberts did talk about the Constitution though, the Associated Press reports. When asked if the historic document is flawed, he said, “Any flaws? Ah, sure.”
“But the Constitution has endured through 220 years, through war and peace and all sorts of struggles,” he added.