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Kennedy Opening Statement



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Kennedy falsely alleges that Alito has expressed support for an “all-powerful executive branch,” tries to link Alito to controversy over NSA surveillance. Cites “well respected expert Cass Sunstein” for charge that Alito doesn’t give individual citizens a fair shake. Inaccurately summarizes Alito’s 1985 job essay. Repeats highly dubious claim that Alito now says that he was just applying for a job. And, then, of course the silly Vanguard charge.

The misstatements came too fast for me to keep track of all of them.



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