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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Specter and Alito

Arlen Specter (RHINO - Pa.) is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Specter is virulently pro-abortion. It is therefore interesting that Specter has seemingly come out in favor of Judge Samuel Alito. Sure, Specter will ask Alito questions about the "Right to Privacy" and Griswold and "precedent", but the early indication is that Specter will support Alito much like he supported John Roberts and that Alito will be confirmed.

Specter's support for Alito could be one of the main reasons Alito was picked by President Bush. Alito currently sits on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, in Specter's home state. Various news reports indicate that Specter is familiar with Alito and that he respects Alito as an impartial jurist.

By picking Alito, the Administration satisfied the conservative base and Specter. That is no small feat.