One Law Clerk's View of Alito

Howard Bashman of How Appealing was on Radio Times the other day discussing Judge Alito's nomination. The audio is here.

During the segment, a caller who identified himself as a former law clerk for a 3rd Circuit Judge and a current law professor in Kentucky, noted that the judge he clerked for worked with Alito on a capital case in which Alito was in dissent. The caller said:

"It seemed like he put his thumb on the scale for the prosecution. ... He pored over the record to find facts and arguments the prosecution had never raised in its brief..."

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    Re: One Law Clerk's View of Alito (none / 0) (#1)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:42 PM EST
    No one is really suprised to learn that the former prosecutor with a nickname that alludes to Justice Scalia was predisposed to finding for the prosecution, right? Hopefully no one will be suprised when this same man, when seated on the Supreme Court, votes to restrict Roe and our 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendment rights.