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Sen. Mike Lee throws a fit after witness criticizes Justice Samuel Alito: "That's not fair!"

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On July 14, election law expert Rick Hasen was among the people who testified during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights. Hasen has been critical of right-wing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's ruling on voting rights in the case Brnovich v. the Democratic National Committee. And when Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah took exception to his criticism of Alito and demanded an apology, Hasen doubled down on his views.

Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of California, questioning Hasen, noted that Alito considers himself a champion of "textualist judicial philosophy" but argued that when he wrote the majority opinion in Brnovich, Alito "abandoned textualism altogether"........

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