Thursday, February 02, 2006

Alito's First Vote

In his first vote as the newest member of the Supreme Court, Justice Samuel Alito sided not with the conservatives Scalia, Thomas and new Chief Justice Roberts, but with the more progressive justices. Perhaps this is an aberration, or perhaps it's the first sign that Alito is relishing the freedom of lifetime tneure and may surprise his appointers -- as more than one Supreme Court justice has been known to do.

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