Alito fireworks

Kennedy and Specter go at it during Alito hearing.


Kl
January 11, 2006 11:39PM (UTC)

Finally, the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito heated up a little, with Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., prodding hard about Alito's mid-'80s membership in a noxious-sounding group, Concerned Alumni of Princeton, which sought limits on the number of minorities and women alllowed into Princeton. As War Room further describes here, Kennedy read from a CAP publication "in which authors railed against minorities who demand to be hired simply because they're minorities and suggested that members of a gay-rights group at Princeton volunteer for scientific experiments that had been carried out on monkeys." For more on CAP, you can read this Op-Ed from a close observer of the group who had been scheduled to testify in the Alito hearings, but was dropped by the Democrats.

Kennedy pushed for a subpoena for the private documents of William A. Rusher, a founder of CAP and a former publlisher of the National Review. The resulting fireworks with Judiciary Chairman Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., are below. (Alert: This is a longer file and may take several seconds to load.)

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