Ted Kennedy’s Alito report actually supports Alito! (link)

See article by Byron York, reporting for NRO. Toward the end of the aritcle, he quotes the report author’s ‘caveats’ and actually sound like SUPPORT for Alito. For example:

“A preliminary analysis suggests two points,” Sunstein wrote. “First, Judge Alito’s opinions are carefully reasoned, well-done, attentive to law, lawyerly, and unfailingly respectful to his colleagues. Second, it is fair to say that the law, fairly interpreted, could well be taken to support those claims. Hence he has exercised his own discretion, not lawlessly but in a way that helps to illuminate his general approach to the law.”

And also, he basically points out how conservative judges tend to not be ‘activists’ who are driven by a political agenda.

“With many apologies for the crudeness of this method of coding, I can report that many prominent Republic nominees tend to show a complex pattern of dissenting opinions, dissenting ‘from the left,’ as they understand the law, as well as ‘from the right,'” Sunstein wrote. The decisions of many Republican nominees, he continued, show that “they read the law in a way that does not fit with conventional political ideology.”

Go read the whole article–it’s a good piece.


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