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Alito remarks backed strong presidential powers

By Charlie Savage and Rick Klein
Globe Staff / November 5, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- In 1989, Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. denounced the high court's decision that year upholding a Watergate-era law that allowed independent counsels to investigate wrongdoing in the White House, arguing that the decision amounted to a ''congressional pilfering" of presidential power. (Full article: 1022 words)

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