Regarding that Alito memo on the Thornburgh case, Sen. Chuckie S. has been going around claiming that Alito tried to hide his involvement. Confirm Them has this entertaining bit from Alito’s then-boss, former Solicitor General Charles Fried:
“I have never heard of anyone who worked in the solicitor general’s office who would list all the cases where they wrote memos,” Mr. Fried said. “There are hundreds of these. It’s just absurd. It’s one of these typical cases, and I’m afraid Senator Schumer is guilty of this, that if you can’t get someone on the merits, you bring up some phony lack of candor argument. He should be ashamed of himself, but he is shameless. And you can quote me on that.”
Why, then — I will!