Alito encouraged students to take risks and rewarded those who did. Former student Robert Marasco argued in his final paper that torture should never be allowed. Alito gave him an "A" on the paper and for the class, Marasco said.An "A" indeed! And for a paper arguing against torture! Well, I have been wrong about this Alito fellow, I now see. Despite what must have been his repugnance at a student's brazenness, the brave and open-minded professor--surely swallowing back his bilious gags--managed to ignore his own political perspective.
But maybe it's just the lefty profs who are incapable of such unselfishness?