Democrats thrash Alito

Democratic attacks led by Bay State Sen. Edward M. Kennedy left Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito unflappable yesterday â.. but drove his wife out of his confirmation hearings in tears.

Challenged by Democrats, Alito repeatedly said he had no memory of involvement with the conservative Concerned Alumni of Princeton, though he highlighted his membership in a 1985 job application for the Reagan administration.
He repudiated opinions expressed in the organizationâ..s magazine. â..Theyâ not my views. . . . I deplore them,â. he said of writing that contained material that was racist, sexist and homophobic. Alito also declined for a second day to say whether he believes, as he did in 1985, the Constitution contains no right to an abortion. – National Politics: Democrats thrash Alito