Wednesday, January 18

WHAT IF THE SCOTUS ROLES WERE REVERSED?

Imagine, just for a minute, if Samuel Alito were already on the United States Supreme Court and had written the SCOTUS decision upholding New Hampshire's parental notification law, rather than retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Conner.

And imagine if Sandra Day O'Conner were instead President George Bush's nominee to the Supreme Court and the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings were beginning next Monday.

I wonder what kinds of questions Ted Kennedy and Chuck Schumer would put to her in attempting to draw her out on her views of the New Hampshire statute and Alito's majority opinion? Would she get hammered or get the kid's gloves treatment?