Colorado’s legal and judicial community have not been as quick as our politicians to praise Judge Roberts. One concern is his lack of experience as a trial lawyer or judge. U.S. Senior District Court Judge John L. Kane, Jr. tells the Denver Post:

“As I understand his record, he’s never been in a trial himself. He’s spent most of his time in the solicitor general’s office, an elite group that handles Supreme Court litigations. Has he ever sat down in a stinking jail cell and talked to someone about rights under those circumstances?”