Harriet Miers

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito listens as President George W. Bush speaks at the the Federalist Society's 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15, 2007. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Alito: Getting In Question At Oral Argument Like Grabbing ‘Item On Sale At Walmart Day After Thanksgiving’

Samuel Alito came to the Supreme Court with two ideas about how he would conduct himself when questioning lawyers. He would try to ask real questions — “with a question mark at the end” — and he would wait for the lawyer speaking to at least conclude a paragraph.