When Judge Alito was nominated to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals back in 1990, here’s what Senator Kennedy said to him during his confirmation hearings:
“You have obviously had a very distinguished record. And I certainly commend you for your long service in the public interest. I think it is a very commendable career and I am sure you will have a successful one as a judge.”
Then, last Monday, he lambasted Judge Alito’s record and him personally.
Is it because now he’s up for the High Court and there’s more at stake?