February 15, 2006

DON'T NEED A WEATHERMAN....:

Alito Hires as a Clerk Former Ashcroft Aide (Charles Lane, February 15, 2006, Washington Post)

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. has hired one of the architects of then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft's policies to serve as his law clerk at the Supreme Court for the rest of the current term, the court announced yesterday.

Adam G. Ciongoli, 37, a senior vice president at Time Warner Inc., served as counselor to Ashcroft from 2001 to 2003. He attended Georgetown University Law Center, clerked for Alito at the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit from 1995 to 1996, and helped prepare the justice for his recent confirmation hearings.

Ciongoli was an aide to Ashcroft during Ashcroft's years as a senator and then came to the Justice Department, where he advised Ashcroft on terrorism issues in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Among the issues he worked on were the detention of thousands of terrorism suspects in the United States and the use of military tribunals to try them.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 15, 2006 1:32 PM
Comments

Myers could have hired him to do the thinken.

Posted by: h-man at February 15, 2006 2:15 PM

The bigger shock is that Time-Warner hired him, with all that Ashcroft baggage. He must be a pretty sharp lawyer.

Posted by: John` at February 15, 2006 4:22 PM

He must be public-spirited, to be willing to serve as a clerk at 37.

Posted by: pj at February 15, 2006 5:23 PM

Schumer and Kennedy are having a hissifit.

Posted by: Genecis at February 15, 2006 6:53 PM

Gen, Turnabout is fair play, no?

Posted by: erp at February 15, 2006 7:07 PM

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Posted by: toe at February 18, 2006 10:31 AM
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