Chas' Compilation

A compilation of information and links regarding assorted subjects: politics, religion, science, computers, health, movies, music... essentially whatever I'm reading about, working on or experiencing in life.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A Profile of Samuel Alito...

Courtesy of the Chatterbox Chronicles:

...According to LexisNexis Judge Alito has written more than 700 opinions. He belongs to the Federalist Society. He has been nicknamed by some lawyers as "Scalito". The nickname seems to have originated in 1992 in the National Law Journal and a Philadelphia Journalist claims to have coined the nickname. The one notable difference between Alito and Scalia is he seems to lack Scalia's passion. And I would presume some would say that makes him possibly more even tempered. In my opinion that probably makes him a little less exciting but exciting is not a requirement for Supreme Court Justice :-).

He has had 15 years of experience as a Circuit Appeals Judge. I also want to point out that he was unanimously confirmed to that position in 1990. During those years he has proven to be a pretty solid conservative, a strict constructionist (one who interprets the law not tries to rewrite it). That is why most of us were excited when he was nominated. An article on Law.com entitled "The Mild Mannered Scalia" had this to say about cases that he ruled on: ...


You can read the entire profile (with embedded links) HERE.

2 Comments:

At Wed Jan 11, 08:27:00 AM 2006, Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Thanks so much for highlighting my post. I appreciate it.

I like your blog. I will be back to read more.

 
At Wed Jan 11, 09:33:00 AM 2006, Blogger Chas said...

Thank YOU, for pulling all that information together, with the embedded reference links, too. It's much appreciated.

 

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