Breaking: Alito v. Roe v. Wade

News & Politics

My this is frustrating. Last Friday afternoon the Bush administration quietly announced it was nominating Bush v. Gore vote-fraud specialist Hans von Spakovsky to the FEC till 2011.

This morning, just as we coast into the news weary holidays, AP breaks the story of a new Alito memo from 1985 that actually advocates for the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

From the AP story:

"In a recommendation to the solicitor general on filing a friend-of-court brief, Alito said that the government 'should make clear that we disagree with Roe v. Wade and would welcome the opportunity to brief the issue of whether, and if so to what extent, that decision should be overruled.'"
Amanda Marcotte writes: "Come Monday, the Repubs will probably feel empowered to lie about it."

But bringing this issue to the fore is crucial for Dems if they hope to get public backing to defeat Alito. Many Americans are still unsure of Alito but the one thing they are sure of is that if he supports overturning Roe v. Wade they don't want him. It's a question of connecting the dots... (Pandagon)

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