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Alito morning roundup

The Washington Post has a very well-done profile of the nominee that should be read in full; a few snippets:

The real Sam Alito, according to the lawyers and other friends who know him well, is more like the second coming of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., but with a longer paper trail [than like Justice Antonin Scalia]....They don't know anyone who isn't a journalist who actually calls him "Scalito."

"He's John Roberts, but with a background in criminal law," said Michael Carvin, a colleague at the Justice Department. ... Douglas W. Kmiec, a professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine who worked with Alito at Justice, points out that unlike Scalia, Alito is often interested in trying to determine the legislative intent of a statute by studying its history.

Alito's strong record on business and contract cases, noted earlier here and here and here, draws attention in a W$J news-side piece. Case Western lawprof Jonathan Adler, in a Journal op-ed, argues that Alito "isn't 'pro-life' or 'pro-choice' but 'pro-law.'" And Joseph De Feo at Capital Research Center is out with a report taking a critical look at three groups likely to fight the nomination, Alliance for Justice, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and People For the American Way.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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