Day: January 10, 2006

More on Alito

Here are some questions that should be asked of Judge Alito. The first kind asks for answers that offer a sense of a nominee’s thinking without committing that nominee to any future rulings. For instance: Everyone seems to agree it’s wrong for judges to “legislate from the bench.” Give us two or three examples from the court’s past where, in your view, the court legislated from the bench. Name two or three justices from the past whom you do not admire. Why not? The Ninth Amendment says that the enumeration of certain rights [in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights]

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Marcus Vick

Here’s how you flush your future NFL career down the toilet. 1) Step on a player while he is on the ground. 2) Have multiple run ins with the law. 3) Get kicked off of your college football team. 4) Have several kids say that you pointed a gun at them. Perfect. That just about makes you too hot for the NFL and that says something.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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