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    samuel alito nominee to supreme court , too-conservative a-hole, another white MAN! wft ever

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    President Bush today announced he is nominating 3rd Circuit Appeals Court Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. "Judge Alito is one of the most accomplished and respected judges in America," Bush said. Legal experts consider Alito so ideologically similar to Justice Antonin Scalia that he has earned the nickname "Scalito."

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    I posted an article a bit earlier on this.

    New Supreme Court Nominee announced...it's a doozy.

    And yes, he is another asshole. I'm starting to think that he nomiated Miers, knowing she wouldn't go through, so that he could put through this nutjob.
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    WoW thats a really good point! ^ he probably did do that fuckinng bullshit man fuck fuck fuck say goodbye to all your rights people ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    I posted an article a bit earlier on this.

    New Supreme Court Nominee announced...it's a doozy.

    And yes, he is another asshole. I'm starting to think that he nomiated Miers, knowing she wouldn't go through, so that he could put through this nutjob.

    That was the going theory on a few of the Sunday morning news shows...that poor Ms. Miers was in essence 'used' for his bigger political agenda. Pathetic.

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    It somehow isn't shocking to think that el shrubbo and his merry gang would use someone to get thier way. At this point, I wouldn't put anything past them.
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    I don't have anything else to add about this alito guy except that he's another Bush-humping conservative nutjob.

    Buttmunch do you think that Alito will be accepted by the Senate?

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    shouldn't there be some sort of catch-all that can prevent someone from using their power so ruthlessly?

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    I know this is bad but I half wish that once a Democrat is elected president and the repugs no longer control Congress that some nut guns down at least half of that damn Supreme Court.

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    I think the Dems will fight like hell but they don't have a Senate majority so it might be difficult to kill confirmation. By the way, his mother says 'of course he's against abortion'. AP article below:

    WASHINGTON - President Bush named Appeals Court Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court on Monday, hoping to usher in a historic new era of judicial conservatism while ending a Republican divide that doomed an earlier nomination.

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    Minority Democrats signaled a potentially bruising confirmation battle ahead. Sen. Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record) of Nevada, the party's leader, asked whether Alito was "too radical for the American people" and wondered aloud "why those who want to pack the court with judicial activists are so much more enthusiastic about him than" Harriet Miers.

    Bush, naming a replacement for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor four days after Miers withdrew her name, said Alito "has a deep understanding of the proper role of judges in our society."

    "He understands that judges are to interpret the laws, not to impose their preferences or priorities on the people," the president said.

    Alito's politically conservative views were not in dispute. "Of course he's against abortion," his 90-year-old mother Rose told reporters at her home in Hamilton, N.J.

    Despite the unguarded comments of a proud mother, Sen. Arlen Specter (news, bio, voting record), who will chair Judiciary Committee hearings, told reporters in the Capitol, "There is a lot more to do with a woman's right to choose than how you feel about it personally." The Pennsylvania Republican cited adherence to legal precedent in rulings over 30 years upholding abortion rights.

    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist welcomed Alito warmly to the Capitol less than two hours after Bush's announcement, escorting the judge, his wife and two children into the Rotunda to stand before the casket of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. The Tennessee Republican said the Senate would vote by year's end if possible, in accord with Bush's wishes, but he made no commitment.

    Several Senate aides said it could be several weeks into 2006 before the full Senate votes on the 55-year-old son of an Italian immigrant.

    Even before Alito arrived at the Capitol, both parties were searching his record.

    Democrats pointed to two cases in which he had issued rulings from the bench that were rejected by the Supreme Court. More than a decade ago, he upheld a requirement for spousal notification in an abortion case. Earlier this year, with O'Connor casting the deciding vote, the high court threw out a death sentence that Alito had upheld in the case of a man who argued his lawyer had been ineffective.

    While there was no immediate talk of a filibuster that would deny Alito a yes-or-no vote, Democrats also expressed dismay over rulings on gun control, immigration and the Family and Medical Leave Act over a 15-year career on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

    Republicans sounded relieved to be rid of the Miers appointment, which collapsed last week after it became clear she faced an uphill climb in winning confirmation.

    "Let's give Judge Alito a fair up-or-down vote, not left or right," said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

    He was one of several Republicans to say so, and there was irony in that.

    After battering Democrats for years about denying GOP judicial candidates yes-or-no votes, Republicans eagerly acquiesced in Miers' withdrawal without either hearings in the Judiciary Committee or a vote on the Senate floor.

    "I think that unfortunately with Miers the president ended up fighting his own political family," said conservative activist Gary Bauer. "And now with Judge Alito the battle is where it belongs, it's a battle against the president's avowed political enemies."

    Liberal groups, largely silent during on Miers, signaled they were ready to rejoin the fight. Alito's "ideological similarity to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has earned him the nickname Scalito," said the Alliance For Justice, referring to the court's most outspoken conservative.

    Whatever the outcome, Bush's selection marked an attempt to shed his own recent political difficulties, including poor polls, high energy costs, the indictment of a White House aide in the CIA leak case and the failure of Miers' nomination.

    It signaled, as well, the latest turn in an unpredictable transition at the high court, which until this summer had gone 12 years without a change. O'Connor has announced her retirement and John Roberts was named to replace her; Chief Justice William Rehnquist died and Roberts was ticketed for his post instead, then confirmed while O'Connor agreed to remain on the court.

    Miers was appointed four weeks ago, only to abandon her quest under the conservatives' criticism.

    Purely in political terms, Alito seemed more in the mold of Roberts than Miers.

    Like the 50-year-old chief justice, he has an Ivy League education and a glittering conservative resume. He served at the Justice Department under President Reagan and gained his appointment to the appeals court from the first President Bush.

    Like Roberts, he has an extensive paper trail. Senate Republicans seeking information about his judicial philosophy will have access to an estimated 350 rulings he has written since 1990. It was unclear what papers dating to his service in the Reagan-era Justice Department would be made public. Democrats used such documentation to raise questions about Roberts.

    With Miers, Bush said he would not turn over papers relating to confidential advice.

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    Associated Press writers Ron Fournier and Deb Riechmann in Washington and Rosa Cirianni in New Jersey contributed to this report.
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    It's so wrong that such a (insert strongest expletive of your choice) is in the position to appoint TWO supreme court justices. Couldn't we persuade O'Conner to hang on for another few years? Hmmm ... do I see a grass-roots campaign in the making?
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    Yeah, really. Why is she going now, of all times? Payout? Blackmail? She's got years of mileage left on her.
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