Judicial Misconduct Complaint against Alito Called a Stunt

The Washington Times (Washington, DC), January 21, 2006 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

Judicial Misconduct Complaint against Alito Called a Stunt


Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

As part of a last-ditch effort to block the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., a Pennsylvania man accused the nominee of not fully disclosing complaints made against him in his Senate questionnaire.

H. Gerard Heimbecker filed a judicial misconduct complaint earlier this week saying Judge Alito did not disclose his efforts to have the entire Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit - including Judge Alito - recused from hearing his appeals.

"Judge Alito holds himself and fellow judges above the law and the complainant beneath the law," Mr. Heimbecker wrote.

Republicans on Capitol Hill rolled their eyes at news of the complaint and said it was a stunt engineered by Democrats frustrated over Judge Alito's apparently imminent confirmation next week. They said Mr. Heimbecker is known as a "serial litigator" in the 3rd Circuit.

"If this was orchestrated by the hard left in a desperate attempt to derail this nomination, they have failed miserably," said Don Stewart, spokesman for Sen.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

Judicial Misconduct Complaint against Alito Called a Stunt
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?