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Friday, December 02, 2005

Alito Assures Specter on Abortion

The above headline comes from a recent story linked by Drudge. Not to worry, however. Here's Alito's "assurance."

Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, who expressed strong opposition to abortion rights two decades ago, pledged Friday that his personal views on the subject "would not be a factor" in his rulings, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said.

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said Alito had told him in a private meeting that "with respect to his personal views on a woman's right to choose ... that is not a matter to be considered in the deliberation on a constitutional issue of a woman's right to choose. The judicial role is entirely different."


My comments: I love it! Specter gets the cover he needs to vote for Alito, and Alito says exactly what Antonin Scalia would say.

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