Monday, January 09, 2006

Shrinking Kennedy

More Alito shrinkage

Using MS Word to summarize Edward Kennedy's (D-MA) opening statement:
Judge Alito, I join in welcoming you and your family to this committee. Even one justice can deeply affect the rights and liberties of the American people. In a way, Judge Alito has faced this issue before as a nominee to the court of appeals. I’m gravely concerned by Judge Alito’s clear record of support for vast presidential authority unchecked by the other two branches of government. As Chairman Specter has stated, this confirmation largely depends on the credibility of Judge Alito’s statements to us. When asked about the ideological statements and specific legal opinions in his 1985 application, Judge Alito has dismissed those statements as just applying for a job.

We should expect no less from Judge Alito. If confirmed, Judge Alito could serve on the court for generation or more.

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