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Are Alito’s New Clerks Too Experienced?


That’s the suggestion made in this NYT story. One law professor says Alito’s decision to hire his former clerk, Adam Ciongoli, was a “lapse in judgement” because Ciongoli used to work for Attorney General John Ashcroft in the Justice Department. Paul Horwitz and Stuart Buck don’t quite see it that way.


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