Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Alito's liberal supporters

It is a sign of how debased our political processes are by all-or-nothing, politics-defines-the-person attitudes that the political and media classes hold and propagate that the LA Times labels as "surprising" the support from liberal judges and former law clerks for Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Alito is precisely what the Court needs: someone who adheres to the law and does not make up rulings from whole cloth in order to reach a conclusion that he desires (contra: Kennedy, Ginsburg, Stevens, Souter; Breyer is more principled than that lot). In other words, he's a JUDGE, not a legislator or vindicator of the heretofore nonexistent rights of some random self-proclaimed group, etc. And we need more JUDGES, fewer legislators and fewer ideologues on the Court.

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