From the NY Times:
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 - Signaling their intent to put up a tough fight in next week's hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., Senate Democrats said Thursday that they would call at least two witnesses who could question his personal credibility as well several experts on civil rights and constitutional law.Pull out all the stops.
One witness is John G. S. Flym, a legal scholar. In 2002, Mr. Flym served as counsel to a plaintiff suing the mutual fund company Vanguard in a case that came before Judge Alito on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Judge Alito had pledged at his confirmation hearings for the appeals court in 1990 that he would recuse himself from cases involving Vanguard, which managed his investments, and when a panel including him ruled unanimously in the company's favor, Mr. Flym complained to the court.