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Groundhog Day!


The AP reports today, and Drudge headlines, the “news” that in June 1985 Sam Alito, as an assistant to the Solicitor General, wrote a memo in the Thornburgh case on how the Department of Justice should advance the Reagan administration’s goal of overturning Roe v. Wade. The memo that AP breathlessly reports is the exact same memo that was made public 23 days ago and that has already been the subject of extensive commentary.

Wake up, AP!


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