The Alito hearings this week made me cringe. If you watched or heard any of them, you saw senators orating, leading, and in general asking ridiculous questions (both sides). Why didn't anyone ask either of these two sets of questions:
- Have you been in a position to have to rule against the executive branch? What did you do? What factors influenced your judgement?
- As a judge, have you been in a position to rule on Roe v. Wade? What happened in that case?
Why didn't the senators ask these questions? Alito is a smart enough guy to know that his personal opinions are not supposed to matter, and that he doesn't have to supply his personal opinions. But he should have been willing to discuss his judicial responses to the facts of a case.
Back to hiring technical people and managers in the next post.