HH: And so Erwin, I come back to you...You would also agree, though, that Ted Kennedy was just flat out wrong today.?Chemerinsky is one of the Democrats' witnesses testifying against Alito too. Don't expect an apology from Kennedy either.
EC: I agree he way overstated...
HH: Wait, wait. That's not the same. Was he wrong?
EC: He was wrong. I'm not denying that.
Power Line quotes former Democratic governor of New Jersey Brendan Byrne as he endorses Alito...
I write to express my support for the nomination of Sam Alito to become an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.Christine Todd Whitman's strong endorsement of Alito is pretty powerful too. She is as moderate as a Republican can get. She is also retired, so she's got no political reason to support Alito like this. She's doing it because she thinks it's right.
Judge Alito is from New Jersey, so I have known him and his family for decades. I truly believe that he is by far the best we are going to get from this president and that it would be a grave mistake to turn him down. Those of us who would support a more liberal candidate also lost an election in 2004 and are obliged to think in that context. However, I truly believe that Sam Alito is not an ideologue but has a superb mind and would make a fine addition to the court.
If you are looking for a more traditional live blog of the hearings, SCOTUS has a very detailed one. Part 1 and part 2.