ANN ALTHOUSE DOESN’T LIKE the latest pro-Alito commercial.

When I teach Goldberg v. Kelly (welfare recipient entitled to hearing before welfare benefits terminated) and Matthews v. Eldridge (disabled veteran not entitled to hearing before Social Security disability terminated) I often tell my students to imagine how that sort of thing might be treated if we had campaign commercials for the Supreme Court. Like a lot of my reductio ad absurdum hypotheticals, we’re getting closer to that situation all the time.