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Leahy on Alito

Ken Masugi has nothing nice to say about this speech by Patrick Leahy, who doesn’t sound like he will be voting for Samuel Alito. Leahy presents himself as a constitutionalist, defending the President’s prerogatives against extremists in his own party. And he claims to be able to define what constitutes the mainstream, not only of the Republican Party, but of the nation as a whole. Ken is right: it won’t work, but only if Alito is defended on the level of principle.

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Our brilliant law librarians at Michigan have produced this page on Alito--a pretty comprehensive dossier.

Happy reading!




Thanks for the link. Your folks have done yeoman service in making documents available in all these processes.

Leahy is a hack and Mike DeWine is weak.

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