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Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Watched some of the Alito hearings yesterday. Looks like the most interesting questioning is going to be from Feinstein and Schumer, but it's unlikely that Alito's going to answer any of the important questions at all. Roberts solidified the recent precedent of not answering in detail any questions on issues that might come before him on the court, and Alito will try to use that as well. Schumer says he can't, because he's already opined in writing on things like his personal view on abortion. But doubt that will go anywhere.
The senate approval process is broken, in my opinion. This man will become one of the most important officials in government, but yet we can't really find out much about how he thinks.