The American Bar Association has yet to grade Samuel Alito, but he's likely to receive the same high rating that he got when nominated to the 3rd Circuit in 1990. Less easy to predict are the results of two law school professors' system, which they say is a more objective measure for judging judges. They describe their evaluation as "a tournament" and say that Alito's score -- based on productivity, the quality of opinions and judicial independence -- was "a surprise."
ABA Rating Not Out Yet, but Law Professors Have Graded Alito
The Associated Press
November 28, 2005