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ACLU "Borks" Alito

Via Stop The ACLU come this not so surprising news.

NEW YORK -- The American Civil Liberties Union announced today that it will oppose the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the United States Supreme Court.

"At a time when our president has claimed unprecedented authority to spy on Americans and jail terrorism suspects indefinitely, America needs a Supreme Court justice who will uphold our precious civil liberties," said ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero. "Unfortunately, Judge Alito's record shows a willingness to support government actions that abridge individual freedoms."

...The ACLU vote came after a special meeting of its 83-member national board this weekend, which has voted to oppose only two nominees in its 86-year history: Justice William Rehnquist (in his initial nomination to the Court) and former Solicitor General and law professor Robert Bork.

I think Bryan Preston summed it up best, "Alito's record shows no such thing. But you can't expect anything within miles of honesty from the ACLU anymore."

Update: Removed the misplaced apostrophe in the title. I can thank the spell checker for that one...


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Comments (12)

Disappointing, but not surp... (Below threshold)

Disappointing, but not surprising. ;-(

ACLU = worthless idiots... (Below threshold)

ACLU = worthless idiots

(Don't click here)

A great deal of sound and f... (Below threshold)
Mrs. Davis:

A great deal of sound and fury signifying nothing.

Why don't they just have th... (Below threshold)

Why don't they just have the vote now since all the Sen have already received their payoffs and everybody's mind is already made up?

Best reason I've heard yet ... (Below threshold)

Best reason I've heard yet to confirm the man.

Yeah, what bobdog wrote (^^... (Below threshold)

Yeah, what bobdog wrote (^^). It's an excellent statement as to Samuel Alito's qualifications and worth that he's being opposed by the ACLU.

Hunger for Dictatorship... (Below threshold)
Look What We Have Become:

Hunger for Dictatorship

War to export democracy may wreck our own.

by Scott McConnell


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I vote that Kevin sends the... (Below threshold)

I vote that Kevin sends the previous "comment" from "Look What We have Become" to the bit bucket and permanently the "author"'s IP from commenting ever again.

Define "individual" and "fr... (Below threshold)

Define "individual" and "freedom".

Your title should read "Bor... (Below threshold)

Your title should read "Borks" not "Bork's."

Recommended reading: "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation," by Lynne Truss,

It's insignificant. As soo... (Below threshold)

It's insignificant. As soon as the nominee was made by a Republican President it was pre-determined they would oppose them. It just took this long to gather a weak rationalization for the prejudiced opinion.

You guys are starting to so... (Below threshold)

You guys are starting to sound like some of those knee jerk liberal blog sites I visit from time to time. The ACLU has only opposed three nominations in its history and yet everyone declares it was "pre-determined" and "not surprising"? The ACLU is one of those groups that everyone loves to hate until they need it or it stands up for their side in an issue and then suddenly...






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