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November 14, 2005

Any Questions?

Well, this should pretty much end debate on Alito's true leanings:

Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, wrote that "the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion" in a 1985 document obtained by The Washington Times.

"I personally believe very strongly" in this legal position, Mr. Alito wrote on his application to become deputy assistant to Attorney General Edwin I. Meese III.[...]

"It has been an honor and source of personal satisfaction for me to serve in the office of the Solicitor General during President Reagan's administration and to help to advance legal positions in which I personally believe very strongly," he wrote.

"I am particularly proud of my contributions in recent cases in which the government has argued in the Supreme Court that racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed and that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion."

Imagine how much prouder he'll be to take up those fights from the Supreme Court.

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Imagine how much prouder he'll be to take up those fights from the Supreme Court.

Imagine how proud we will *all* be for his unbiased approach.

Now, if the abortion crowd wishes to pass legislation, even an amendment, through a democratic process that establishes abortion rights, I would fully expect Mr. Alito to defend those rights...and I believe he would.

Posted by: Fred Jones | Nov 14, 2005 2:19:07 PM

He doesn't see the right for an abortion in the constitution and he believes reverse discrimination is wrong.


I hope the Dems filibuster him.

Posted by: Captain Toke | Nov 14, 2005 3:04:52 PM

Given when the constitution was written any representation that it specifies a right to abortion should be ready to face ridicule. Society of the day would have been appalled. Of course, you have to consider then-current valuation of slavery to show what they thought then might not be so important as some would like.

Posted by: opit | Nov 14, 2005 9:33:39 PM

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