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Re: More on Family and Medical Leave Act Case


One nit on my previous post and related essay. The second Democratic appointee who joined Judge Alito’s unanimous opinion was Judge Fullam, not Judge Pullam, and Fullam was appointed by LBJ, not Carter. So I should have written that of the 19 of 20 other judges who reached the same conclusion as Alito, ten were appointees of Democratic presidents (with nine having been appointed by Clinton or Carter).

The broader point is of course unaffected by this nit: any person or group who has used Alito’s ruling as ammunition against him deserves derision and distrust.


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