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January 7, 2006
LAW: Third Circuit Closes Ranks Around Judge Alito

In a relatively rare move, five sitting and two retired Third Circuit judges are expected to testify on behalf of their colleague, Samuel Alito, at his upcoming hearings. It is, of course, a sign of the high esteem with which Judge Alito is viewed by his colleagues. Naturally, the Democratic response will be to attack these jurists as well: a "Democratic aide said these judicial witnesses may raise a potential conflict of interest since Alito, if confirmed to the Supreme Court, could end up ruling on appeals of their decisions." Which is silly; these are people who already know Alito well, and if he's not biased towards them already - as we know he's not, given the frequency with which he has written dissenting opinions disagreeing with many of these same colleagues - how does this change things?

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