10/31/2005

Bush's Pick for the Supreme Court

President Bush has nominated Samuel Alito into the Supreme Court. After the conservatives derailed his previous pick of Harriet Miers Bush is seeking to shift the judiciary to the right and mollify the conservatives. Democrats argue that Alito may curb abortion rights and be “too radical for the American People.” I think that Alito is a very good candidate for the job. He was at the top of his class at Yale University, which is one of the most prestige law schools in the nation and he has more judicial experience than any Supreme Court nominee in more than 70 years.

2 comments:

Dan said...

I also think that Alito will be a great judge. It is interesting to see how the media is playing up his anti-abortion position by pointing to the "radical" dissenting opinion on ruling that a woman must notify the father of the child before she has an abortion. There were many exceptions to this law such as an abusive relationship, ect. Another interesting fact is that it was a Democratic Governor who signed the law into effect in the first place. In my opinion, the President's nominee should at least get a vote, just like Clinton's SCOTUS nominees did. I do not feel that Alito's positions are anywhere near as radical as that of Ginsburg who was the counsel for the ACLU. The fact is that Bush won the election, and at the time when America voted they knew he would nominate conservative justices. It will be interesting to see how this whole thing works out. I bet Alito will not get the 99-0 vote he received when he was nominated for the US Court of Appeals.

Dr. Tufte said...

-1 on Taylor's post for a spelling error.

What does this have to do with ManEc?