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A Very ‘Facetious’ Reverse Benchslap Of Justice Samuel Alito

Wipe that grin off your face, Sam.

I think the tongue-in-cheek answer would be that I was surprised because of how much [Justice Samuel Alito’s] done in the way of supporting anti-discrimination laws over the years. But that would be just a facetious comment.

— Judge Harold Baer (S.D.N.Y.), responding to Justice Alito’s criticisms of the practice of encouraging law firms to staff class action suits with women and minority lawyers. Baer went on to sarcastically suggest that Alito lacked “either understanding or interest” in discrimination experienced by these groups.

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