With Senate Democrats clearly outnumbered, liberal interest groups are staking their campaign against Samuel Alito Jr. on a simple strategy: Transform Alito into Robert Bork by any means possible. Alito opponents note that the nominee, like Bork, is a conservative judge picked to replace a moderate swing justice. But even Bork -- still a potent symbol of judicial extremism in the minds of most Americans -- isn't sure how closely Alito matches his own stark judicial philosophy.
Lobby Groups Following Bork Playbook for Alito
December 13, 2005