Carol Platt Liebau: Dems' Alito Strategy - Deja Vu

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Dems' Alito Strategy - Deja Vu

Haven't we heard this before? The Democrats want Judge Alito's papers from the days when he worked in the Solicitor General's office.

As you'll recall, they tried this gambit with the John Roberts nomination, and fortunately, The White House didn't accede to the unreasonable demands.

Nor should they here -- as both Democratic and Republican solicitors general have agreed, releasing internal documents from that office would compromise the effectiveness of its functioning.

Even so, the visions of trying to predicate a filibuster on the Administration's refusal to release the documents, a la Miguel Estrada, must be dancing like sugarplums in the Democrats' heads.

Not that it's likely to work with a higher profile Supreme Court nomination.


Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Who cares? Alito's confirmation is a foregone conclusion. Bush's blunder of nominating Harriet ended up helping Alito, as the whole country is now awash with relief over having avoided seating the woman who thinks Bush is the most brilliant man she ever met.

Besides, maybe Alito will turn out to be as enlightened as another Bush appointee, John E. Jones III, who today issued a stinging rebuke to the proponents of teaching intelligent design in Pennsylvania's classrooms.

I figured people around here would be raging about him and what a turncoat/atheist/activist judge he is.

10:43 PM  

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