The Record of Samuel Alito: A Review, by People for the American WayQuicklink submitted by Douglas Drenkow Permalink
|... the judicial philosophy of Samuel Alito is far to the right. In fact, he has been given the nickname Scalito by some who practice before him and liken him to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He has demonstrated hostility toward the principles undergirding a womans constitutionally protected right to govern her own reproductive choices most notably in the Third Circuits attempt to limit or overturn Roe v. Wade in the context of the Planned Parenthood v. Casey case. In addition, he has issued a number of troubling opinions that seek to undermine established civil rights law, especially in the areas of gender and race, and that seek to severely limit the federal governments ability to protect its citizens. Alito claimed that the federal government could not apply the Family and Medical Leave Act to state employees, a decision effectively reversed by the Supreme Court, and even argued that Congress could not enact a ban on the possession of machine guns. It is clear that Alitos confirmation would seriously jeopardize Americans rights.|
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