He lied through his teeth.
Washington Post - Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. has repeatedly said that he has no memory of belonging to the Federalist Society, but his name appears in the influential, conservative legal organization's 1997-1998 leadership directory.
Over the weekend, The Post obtained a copy of the Federalist Society Lawyers' Division Leadership Directory, 1997-1998. It lists Roberts, then a partner at the law firm Hogan & Hartson, as a member of the steering committee of the organization's Washington chapter and includes his firm's address and telephone number.
He doesn't remember being a member, when he was on the frigging Steering Committee.
Well, why would anybody expect a candidate for the Supreme Court to actually tell the truth about his background?
Especially one who is backed by the Republicans.