Bush nominates 'scAlito'

From Wikipedia via TalkLeft: "His ideological likeness to United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has earned him the nickname 'Scalito.'"

According to Harry Reid, Bush refused to consult with the Democrats, opting to throw red meat to his base. Or perhaps I should say "male white meat" as Reid also points out that Bush declined to choose either a woman or a Hispanic...

John Aravosis writes: "If you're a woman, you better get permission from your husband before you take off your burka." Aravosis also asks whether Alito isn't another in a long line of ethically-challenged Bush nominees...

The Carpetbagger writes:


"With the Harriet Miers debacle behind him, the president had a choice. He could pick a consensus candidate that "unite" both sides of the aisle during these trying and divisive times, or he could touch off a bitter partisan conflict by picking a hard-line conservative that makes his far-right base happy."
ThinkProgress notes that George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley told Katie Couric: "...There will be no one to the right of Sam Alito on this Court. This is a pretty hardcore fellow on abortion issues." And they list some high points:
  • ALITO WOULD OVERTURN ROE V. WADE
  • ALITO WOULD ALLOW RACE-BASED DISCRIMINATION
  • ALITO WOULD ALLOW DISABILITY-BASED DISCRIMINATION
  • ALITO WOULD STRIKE DOWN THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
  • ALITO SUPPORTS UNAUTHORIZED STRIP SEARCHES
  • ALITO HOSTILE TOWARD IMMIGRANTS


All about Alito on the Scotusblog.

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