Bench Memos

Re: Stuart Taylor on Alito vs. O’Connor

Stuart Taylor’s great new column, “The Case of Alito v. O’Connor,” is now available online. Pardon me for giving away the ending, but Taylor’s stated goal, which he achieves with resounding success, is “to illustrate how easily the tactics used by liberal groups to tar Alito could be used to portray even the sainted, moderate O’Connor as a fanatical conservative.” Read it.

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