Monday, October 31, 2005

Alito: HELL NO

The last thing America needs is a Scalia clone on the Supreme Court, and by all accounts Samuel Alito is one of them. His record is unsettling, and in one instance cited by Think Progress, outrageous. Key graph:

ALITO SUPPORTS UNAUTHORIZED STRIP SEARCHES: In Doe v. Groody, Alito agued that police officers had not violated constitutional rights when they strip searched a mother and her ten-year-old daughter while carrying out a search warrant that authorized only the search of a man and his home. [Doe v. Groody, 2004]

Alito is the choice of the radical right for a reason--he's one of them. Urge your Senator to vote NO.

Democrats--show some damned backbone. FILIBUSTER ALITO.


Mehal said...

Well, Alito's opinion in that case is pretty easy to understand. I mean, the police had a right to thoroughly search the property of the guy and since a wife and child are property of the male of the household, they had every right to strip search them.

Joseph said...

Exactly correct.

Mehal said...

Hey, maybe with harry reid leading us there's a good chance of a working fillibuster.