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Alito, in '80s, had an expansive view of police powers

Voiced stance under Reagan

By Rick Klein and Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / November 29, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- As a young Reagan administration lawyer, the Supreme Court nominee, Samuel A. Alito Jr., took an expansive view of government law-enforcement powers in numerous cases in which he was called upon to balance the prerogatives of police and prosecutors with the rights of individuals, according to 400 pages of documents released yesterday by the Justice Department. (Full article: 1341 words)

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