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  • Commentary posted July 30, 2010 by Robert Alt, Deborah O'Malley Kagan's Red Flags

    Senators will vote soon on whether to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Her record is unusually slim for a Supreme Court nominee, and her confirmation hearings revealed little more about her approach to the law. Yet there are red flags in her record. Kagan has demonstrated a disregard for those laws and constitutional rights she disagrees with, from the…

  • Commentary posted August 28, 2009 by Robert Alt Obama Should be 'Decider' on CIA Interrogators Probe

    When questioned about the possibility of prosecuting Bush administration officials, President Obama has repeatedly claimed that he wants to look forward, not backward. Yet his spokesman said Monday's decision by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to reopen the investigation of CIA interrogators was made solely by the attorney general. If the White House is…

  • Commentary posted July 13, 2009 by Robert Alt Sotomayor's Full Court Press

    Tomorrow, the Senate begins confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. Lawmakers have a duty to ask tough questions and to seek real answers before confirming her to the highest court in the land. Throughout her career, Judge Sotomayor has made statements and issued decisions that raise grave concerns about her impartiality, her…

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