Leading the fight to block Judge John Roberts from becoming Sandra Day O’Connor’s replacement, New York Senator Charles Schumer is demanding thousands upon thousands of confidential government documents.

Law professor and former government official Steven Calabresi suggests that perhaps the Schumer should be on the other foot:

“Evaluation of whether Schumer is or is not on a fishing expedition is impossible given the public record as it stands now. Accordingly, Senate Republicans and the administration should call on Senator Schumer to immediately release and make public all conversations and emails between the senator and his staff, between Schumer staffers and outside left-wing advocacy groups, and between Schumer staffers themselves relating to the Roberts nomination. Schumer should also be required to release phone records of all telephone and cell phone calls that were placed between his office and outside advocacy groups since the Roberts nomination.”