Monday, January 16, 2006
The National Association of Manufacturers endorsed Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court. Their judicial criteria are available on their website and their blog includes quite a bit on the nomination, including statements from various of Alito's former clerks. The criteria are, at most, general, and would seem likely to permit an endorsement or nonendorsement of just about any nominee.
ATLA does not appear to have taken a position on the nomination, though I may be missing it somewhere on its website.
(Disclosure: I signed the law profs' letter [PDF] opposing Judge Alito's nomination, though not generally for torts-related reasons.)