Despite a last-minute filibuster effort by Democratic senators Kennedy and Kerry, it now appears certain that conservative judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. will be confirmed this week as Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court, replacing retiring moderate Sandra Day O’Connor. Will the balance of the Court on such key issues as abortion, civil liberties, and the role of the judiciary change? Does the nomination process work?
News and thoughts from Blogcritics:
Filibuster Alito, You Cowards
Sometimes you have to enter a battle without overwhelming force and the assurance of victory – that’s what’s known as “courage.”
Posted to Politics by Douglas Anthony Cooper on January 26, 2006 08:48 PM
What We Learned From the Alito Hearings
Now that the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito are over, what did we learn?
Posted to Politics by Drew McKissick on January 24, 2006 08:01 PM
Senate Judiciary Committee To Vote on Alito
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Samuel Alilto to the Supreme Court.
Posted to Politics by Kathy Gill on January 24, 2006 09:58 AM
Alito, Abortion, And A Blatant Double-Standard
Since baseball season’s still a couple of months away, and since football season is winding down, I’ve been forced to amuse myself lately by watching the most banal of American sports: politics.
Posted to Politics by Timmy on January 13, 2006 08:56 PM
Mrs. Alito’s Little 15 Minutes Of Fame
When your spouse is selected for the Supreme Court, some very serious questions and examinations are sure to follow
Posted to Politics by allendrury on January 12, 2006 08:41 PM
I Know Why Mrs. Alito Sobbed
The Senate came off as mean and nasty during what should be a dignified constitutional job duty.
Posted to Politics by Patfish on January 12, 2006 07:16 PM
Are Abortion Rights the Most Important Consideration In Alito’s Nomination?
It’s state’s rights that people should keep an eye on.
Posted to Politics by Joe Johaneman on January 11, 2006 05:49 AM
Supreme Court Nominee Alito: No “Blank Check” for the President
Which Alito is on the stand? A look into the opening day of nomination hearing
Posted to Politics by Kathy Gill on January 11, 2006 04:10 AM
Alito Nomination Hearings to Begin This Coming Week
Interesting development. Scheduled Democrat speaker against Alito nomination suddenly pulled. You’ll laugh at his “credentials”.
Posted to Politics by Patfish on January 8, 2006 03:48 AM
Alito should be rejected BECAUSE he will literally interpret our Constitution
Since our Constitution is a deeply flawed document, we shouldn’t support anyone who plans to interpet it literally.
Posted to Politics by Mike Valdman on November 8, 2005 07:00 PM
Republicans Claim They Don’t Want Justices Who “Legislate From The Bench.” Then Why Support Alito?
Alito has legislated from the bench several times, and Republicans know it.
Posted to Politics by David R. Mark on November 8, 2005 10:01 AM
Focus, Focus, Focus
A suggestion to give to the Democratic leadership would be to let the Alito nomination go and stay focused.
Posted to Politics by Preston Parkhurst on November 3, 2005 06:32 PM
In The Middle: Supreme Court Nominee Samuel Alito, Jr
With Harriet Miers gone, Samuel Alito, Jr, takes the spotlight. Is he the next Supreme Court Justice? Should he be?
Posted to Politics by Phillip Winn on November 3, 2005 11:42 AM
Alito: Right Wing Ideologue?
I may not agree with Samuel Alito’s beliefs on many things but I am impressed by his capacity not only intellectually but also judicially
Posted to Politics by Fiona de Londras on November 2, 2005 04:08 PM
Alito Is Not An Extremist, Activist Judge!
Of course Alito is not an extremist, activist judge, but only if you ignore… His position against the Family Leave Act. His position that anti-gay hate speech is okay in schools. His position against the upholding of the legality of…
Posted to Politics by Trish Wilson on November 1, 2005 12:50 PM
Bush-nominated candidate for the Supreme Court, Samuel A. Alito, Jr. apparently agrees that Christian students should be able to speak out against homosexuality, at least in State College, PA. In an opinion filed February 14, 2001 with the US Court of…
Posted to Politics by Neal Gardner on October 31, 2005 08:27 AM
Roberts In, Rehnquist Gone, O’Connor Out, Alito In?: Blogcritics on the Changing Supreme Court
When it rains it pours: William H. Rehnquist, the nation’s 16th chief justice’s casket was carried up the steps of the Supreme Court today by former clerks, poetically including John Roberts, the man President Bush nominated to succeed him. With the…
Posted to Politics by Eric Olsen on September 6, 2005 02:10 PM