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Comparisons to Scalia, But Also to Roberts

On April 5, 1990, four days after Samuel A. Alito Jr. celebrated his 40th birthday, he enjoyed a cakewalk of a hearing on his nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals. The Senate Judiciary Committee asked Alito only four questions -- just one more than its chairman, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy... At...

By Michael Grunwald, Jo Becker and Dale Russakoff

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