"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., who said in 1990 that he would disqualify himself from cases involving his sister's law firm, was a member of an appeals court that reviewed a 1995 case in which his sister's firm represented one of the parties, according to court records.
It is at least the third instance in which there is no indication the Supreme Court nominee recused himself from the kind of case he had promised a Senate committee he would avoid as a federal judge.
It's nice to see that the Junta has the same high standards of integrity for the Supreme Court as has long been the standard in the executive branch itself.