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Alito Leaves Door Open to Reversing ‘Roe’

Jan 12, 2006
The nominee signals he might revisit the abortion ruling. | storyIn an editorial, the New York Times says that Alito has "given the American people reasons to be worried." | editorialAlso, in a heated exchange, Ted Kennedy spars with Arlen Specter over Alito's membership in a discriminatory Princeton club. | video

NSA Launches Internal Probe Into Spy Program

Jan 11, 2006
Members of Congress question whether the agency can investigate itself | story Meanwhile, a dream team of 14 legal scholars and ex-gov't officials write a memo to the DOJ calling the NSA program illegalhuffingtonpostcom/geoffrey-r-stone/why-the-nsa-surveillance-_b_13522html" title="story">story.

The Alito Nomination

Jan 10, 2006
Follow the paper trail on Samuel A. Alito Jr., President Bush's Supreme Court nominee. Do his judicial opinions and decisions indicate how he would influence the court's ideological balance?