So what do you think about Samuel Alito?
The only thing I could gather is that Judge Alito was pretty evasive in answering questions. Example from a NYT article asking for his opinion regarding the case regarding a government’s ability to take property for economic development under eminent domain:
“It touches some very sensitive nerves. When someone’s home is being taken away using the power of eminent domain, that is, that is a blow to a lot of people, even if they’re going to get compensated at fair market values for their home.”
What kind of answer is that? It’s a typical response I would expect from a politician. It’s not the type of response I would expect from someone up for the Supreme Court. But I’m not surprised. This kind of dog and pony show has been around for a long time. Just look at the Clarence Thomas hearings. No one remembers the actual questions; they remember the pubic hair in the Coke.
At least these hearings haven’t sunk to that level. I guess that’s a positive thing…