Bench Memos

Law & the Courts

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—January 7

Sen. Edward Kennedy on Capitol Hill, January 2006 (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

2006—Illustrating how deeply Democratic attacks on Republican judicial nominees have descended into farce, Senator Edward M. Kennedy fulminates in a Washington Post op-ed, two days before the start of Samuel Alito’s hearing on his Supreme Court nomination, that “credibility” is a “major issue” for Alito. (See here for more.)