...lots of talk about ties to racist or prejudiced organizations in Judge Alito's past, and in Senator Kennedy's as well.
What I want to know is: why the argument where Kennedy is concerned?
Ted Kennedy was elected, as a Democrat, to the United States Senate in 1962.
Two years later, Senate Democrats filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
There's no need to poke around Senator Kennedy's past to find some clandestine affiliation with a racist organization. He was a Democrat in 1964.