When Ward Coffee Co. near Samuel Alito Jr.'s chambers in Newark, N.J., named a designer espresso "Judge Alito's Bold Justice Blend," his law clerk joked that the "bold" referred to both the coffee and the judge. Five years later, the blend remains a best seller. But will the Senate and the American public buy the brand of bold conservatism Alito has displayed in 300 majority opinions and dissents in his 15 years on the 3rd Circuit bench?
Long Judicial Record Leaves Little Doubt Where Alito Stands
New Jersey Law Journal
November 2, 2005