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Following the withdrawal of Harriet E. Miers, President Bush has nominated Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. The New York Times summarizes Alito's jurisprudential philosophy:

He has been nicknamed "Scalito" for his ideological similarity to United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

The Times surely meant it as a warning so we should all be delighted. Scalia's the best member of the court, currently. Twinning him can be nothing but good.