Thursday, January 12, 2006

Liberals and Alito

By now, many of you are aware of yesterday’s episode before the Senate Judiciary Committee in which the Democrats grilled Judge Samuel Alito about his membership in a group called the Concerned Alumni of Princeton University. If Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer are to be believed, this group wanted to exclude women and minorities from Princeton.

(All they really wanted to do was make sure there were no quotas…and if they did want to exclude women, that may not have been discriminatory at all. Perhaps they were not believers in coeducation. Some people are not. Certain liberal women seem to think the single-sex education at Wellesley College suited them quite well.)

Let us not deceive ourselves. These Senators’ problems with our future Supreme Court Justice have absolutely nothing to do with what groups he joined in association at Princeton. Their problems with Judge Alito are that he is:

A.) A practicing Catholic

B.) A pro-life practicing Catholic

C.) A conservative

The prospect of the Supreme Court having a conservative Catholic majority (Scalia, Kennedy, Roberts, Thomas, Alito) scares these people to death, especially since one of the aforementioned, namely Justice Kennedy, feels he was sold out on the Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision, and it has been rumored for many years now that he has been looking for an opportunity to reverse himself. The Left is in trouble, they know it, and they are running scared.


At Saturday, January 14, 2006 9:30:00 PM, Anonymous Adam Graham said...

I'd not heard that about Kennedy, but anything that's shy of overturning Roe, he's on the pro-life side of anyway. So, most likely you're looking at 4 solid Pro-Life votes, 4 solid pro-abortion votes, and 1 swing vote.

At Sunday, January 15, 2006 3:01:00 AM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

The story goes that Kennedy had an agreement with one of the other justices on Casey, that if Kennedy would vote to maintain Roe in Casey, the justice with whom he agreed would assist him on a separate is reported that he was sold out.

This came from Rehnquist, who claimed that was what happened. Apparently, he had been working on the Opinion of the Court that would have reversed Roe when Kennedy "changed his mind" at the last minute.


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