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Monday, November 14, 2005

Shall We Slime-Up the Court a Bit?

On the whole, I haven't been paying much attention to Alito - which is pretty much what the entire county has been not doing, I suppose.

The story cites a letter written by Alito when he was trying to get a job in the Reagan Administration:

Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito boasted about his work arguing that "the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion" while trying to become a deputy assistant attorney general in the Reagan administration


Now, that is somewhat troubling, but understandable. After all, you want your future boss to know you subscribe to his core beliefs. The part of the story that really bothers me is this:

In the document, Alito declared himself a "lifelong registered" Republican and a Federalist Society member, and said he had donated money to the National Republican Congressional Committee, the National Conservative Political Action Committee and several GOP candidates.


Now, I can see wanting to show that you have the same beliefs. What I can't see is having to point out that you've donated money to the National Party. That isn't showing someone you share their ideology - that's buying a job.

That isn't judicial behavior in any way, shape or form.

It's slimey.

It's reason enough for me to say that he doesn't belong on the Supreme Court. It's definitely reason enough for me to wonder how he got moved to the front of the line for consideration to the post.

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