Bench Memos

Kohl Opening Statement

Kohl’s recitation of aggressive charges made by Alito’s critics, even though Kohl himself maintained that he was undecided on the merits of those charges, is a rather clear signal that Kohl is being pressured by his Democratic colleagues to oppose Alito. Expect a party-line vote in committee.

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