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Reply to "Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court"

Is anyone following the confirmation hearings? I was reading the GOP list of witnesses for Alito when I came upon this:

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Peter Kirsanow – a Commissioner to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and Partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Aronoff LLP in Cleveland.

Mr. Kirsanow is a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and a partner with the law firm Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan, and Aronoff LLP in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He frequently testifies before and advises members of the U.S. Congress on various employment laws and issues, and has formerly served as labor counsel for the city of Cleveland. Mr. Kirsanow is also the chair of the board of directors of the Center for New Black Leadership and is on the advisory board of the National Center for Public Policy Research. He received his B.A. in 1976 from Cornell University and his J.D. with honors in 1979 from Cleveland State University, where he served as articles editor of the Cleveland State Law Review. Mr. Kirsanow has thoroughly reviewed Judge Alito's civil rights record and will testify to his conclusions as an expert in the area of civil rights.


I find it interesting that Kirsanow is a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights AND a partner in a law firm whose labor/employment law section [where he practiced] is widely known for its union-busting and aggressive, employee-hostile tactics.Kirsanow will be in the 5th panel and is a "discrimination is a thing of the past" civil rights
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