January 9, 2006
Rachel Larimore and Dahlia Lithwick at Slate ask a few people -- including me -- how the Senators ought to ask questions of Samuel Alito if they actually want to get information from him. And it's not the usual bunch of lawprofs. They asked a 9-year-old boy ("One thing that works well is to act cute and charming"), a psychiatrist, a former customs official, a middle school teacher, and a police detective -- you know, folks who regularly extract information. There's only one lawprof aside from me, an "Ivy League law professor, who requests anonymity" -- which suggests a tagline for me: a state university law professor, who requests fame.