Bench Memos

Whitman Introduction

A very nice introduction by former NJ governor (and liberal Republican) Christine Todd Whitman. Urges Alito’s confirmation. States that although she’s sure that she disagrees with him on some political issues, any disagreement is irrelevant to the judicial role. Praises Alito as model judge.

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