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Samuel A. Alito Jr. walked with Jamie Brown (left), a presidential legal adviser, and former senator Dan Coats (right), an Indiana Republican, to a meeting yesterday on Capitol Hill.

Alito's colleagues said he ignored precedent

Tone of rebukes unusually strong

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / November 2, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court nominee, Samuel A. Alito Jr., was criticized twice in recent years by appeals court colleagues who said he ignored established rules when he voted on cases, calling into question assurances from some of Alito's supporters that he would probably respect precedents such as the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision. (Full article: 940 words)

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