Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin) says Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito is a very intelligent man and understands the role of a judge in society.
The two met Thursday (November 10, 2005).
Kohl says Alito told him not to view him as part of any political faction on the court. Also, that he understands the significance of Roe vs. Wade, which established abortion rights.
Kohl is on the Judiciary Committee that will hold hearings on Alito's nomination in January.