Kennedy Knows No Shame

by Jonathan H. Adler

The only tangible outcome from Senator Kennedy’s efforts to tar Judge Alito for once belonging to the Concerned Alumni of Princeton was Kennedy’s resignation from the exclusionary Owl Club. Senator Kennedy remains undaunted, however. The word on the street (and on Drudge) is that Kennedy is ready to hurl another spurious ethical charge against Alito: that Alito misled the committee by failing to list a case in which a litigant asked him (and, incidentally, the entire Third Circuit!) to recuse from a case. This is picayune stuff – and Senator Kennedy should be ashamed if these reports are true. But, as we know, Senator Kennedy has no shame.