Tag Archives: Samuel Alito

The Economist on the Alito Hearings

TED KENNEDY is deeply troubled by the ethics of the Supreme Court nominee. Between 2001 and 2006, Samuel Alito, who is currently an appeals court judge, accepted $7,684,423 in “donations” from special interests who perhaps wanted the law tweaked in their favour. That included $28,000 from defence contractors, $42,200 from drug firms and a whopping [...]

Alito Hearings and Ted Kennedy

A Supreme Court nomination requires a thorough look at the nominee, so there should be no rush to confirm. Also, there’s been plenty of political posturing on both sides of the aisle. I can’t count the number of times Republican senators have lobbed softball questions at Alito, to the effect of “Isn’t it the case [...]

Sink or Swim?

I see CNN.com reports that Senator Dianne Feinstein met with Samuel Alito to discuss his judicial philosophy: Feinstein said she believed Alito was sincere. She said they discussed Row v. Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortion . . . Yeah, Row versus Wade. A couple of times I’ve actually had to make that decision [...]