Late this month the National Archives released two small batches of documents written by Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito, Jr. during his 1980s stint at the Department of Justice.
Despite the size of the collections (45 and 17 documents, and less than 1000 pages all told), and despite the holidays, the press has taken note — particularly of two documents released on December 23. In one of these documents Alito argues that the Attorney General should be immune from liability for illegal wiretapping. Given the latest revelations about warrantless NSA intercepts and Senator Spector's plans to question Alito about his views on Presidential powers, this memo is sure to be examined from every angle. The December 23 collection also contains a memo in which Alito asserts that Roe should be overruled.
These and other documents (as well as links to papers from the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidential libraries) are available at the National Archives page Records Pertaining to Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
[Thanks to Howard Bashman's How Appealing for the tip.]