A View From The Handbasket

Monday, October 31, 2005
Posted by neros_fiddle at 8:38 AM
To frighten all of us this Halloween, Bush brings out Samuel Alito, a man so far to the right he's likely to start mandating burqas. The right wanted a Scalia clone, they got him. Here's his opinion of a law requiring spousal notification for abortions:

"The Pennsylvania legislature could have rationally believed that some married women are initially inclined to obtain an abortion without their husbands' knowledge because of perceived problems — such as economic constraints, future plans, or the husbands' previously expressed opposition — that may be obviated by discussion prior to the abortion."

And in what way is this the government's problem? If that's not an "activist" judge, I don't know what is.

However, Alito is "conservative" where it counts, standing up for the individual's right to not hire promote undesirable minorities:

Alito dissented from a decision in favor of a Marriott Hotel manager who said she had been discriminated against on the basis of race. The majority explained that Alito would have protected racist employers by “immuniz[ing] an employer from the reach of Title VII if the employer’s belief that it had selected the ‘best’ candidate was the result of conscious racial bias.” [Bray v. Marriott Hotels, 1997]

In a final bit of bone-crushing irony, Bill "Kitty Killer" Frist is going to take this ardent opponent of civil rights to view Rosa Parks' coffin at the Capitol.

Will the Dems have the guts to fight a President with a 39% approval rating?

Har. "Scalito" should have no trouble.

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