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ABA Witness Panel


I’m not going to pay much attention from here on, but the ABA panel is making clear that it carefully reviewed the Vanguard and CAP matters before concluding unanimously that Alito deserved its highest rating of “well qualified” on its criteria of “integrity, professional competence and judicial temperament.”

Leahy and Kennedy continue to beat the dead horse — and spew more lies and distortions. For example, Kennedy, perhaps having some sense of how ridiculous he looks, now says that this issue could have been promptly resolved if Alito had acknowledged a mistake. But that’s exactly what Alito did two months ago, in his letter to Specter, in which he explained that an “oversight” had led him to depart inadvertently from his practice.


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