Professor Rotunda Supports Use of Judges' Testimony in Alito Confirmation Hearings

Professor Ronald Rotunda voiced support for the use of testimony of current and former federal judges in the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, despite current debate over the propriety of the judges' appearance in Alito's behalf.

Questions raised about having judges testify, San Francisco Chronicle, January 13, 2006. By Bob Egelko.

"'These hearings have an educational value,' said Ronald Rotunda, a law professor at George Mason University in Virginia who supports Alito. He said judicial colleagues can enlighten the public by revealing, for example, whether the nominee gets along with everyone or blows up during legal disagreements."