Skip to comments.Alito It Is (Or So It Seems)
Posted on 10/28/2005 8:33:00 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
Multiple sources are telling RedState that Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will be named by the President at the next associate justice of the United States Supreme Court as early as Monday.
The situation is still in flux, says one source, but not very much. Says another, The White House Counsels Office is not doing too good at keeping this a secret.
Still another source says, Luttig and Alito were the fall backs to Miers. They have both been vetted. Alito seems more palatable. There is no need to drag this out, hes been vetted a million times.
And yet another source tells me that he is convinced Alito is the nominee barring some last minute unforeseen issue. All signs are pointing to Judge Alito right now. Things could change, but as the weekend draws closer it seems more and more likely that Judge Alito will be the nominee and conservatives will have a fight on their hands in the Senate a very winnable fight.
If it is Alito, I'll be extremely satisfied.
I will do backflips all next week if this is true.
Well, that would certainly be in keeping with his promise to nominate someone in the mold of Scalia/Thomas.
I'll do the same.
If true, the President has certainly redeemed himself with me.
So I assume this is a good thing?
1. Will El Rushbo be happy with this choice?
2. Will I be happy with this choice?
3. Will the extreme right wingers on FR be happy with this choice?
4. Will DU freak out?
I'm not all that familiar with Alito, do you know anything about him?
"Yes" to all of the above.
I won't be happy unless Chuck Schumer screams like a girl.
He can't do that, we already have an Italian.
Regarding your four questions:
2. If you like Scalia then your answer is Yes
3. I am one, and the answer is Yes.
4. They won't be happy.
I still like Luttig, meh.
2. If you like Scalia, yes. He's quite similar.
3. Well, many of them are never happy.
4. YES, the National Weather Service will have to issue a Suicide Watch for all of greater DU.
Judge Alito currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to his nomination to the Third Circuit by President George H.W. Bush, he served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey (1987-1990), Deputy Assistant Attorney General (1985-1987), and Assistant to the Solicitor General (1981-1985).
Judge Alito was born in 1950 in Trenton NJ. He attended Princeton University and Yale Law School. He clerked for Judge Leonard I. Garth on the Third Circuit.
A majority opinion in ACLU v. Schundler, 168 F.3d 92 (3d Cir. 1999), holding that the Establishment Clause was not violated by a city hall holiday display that contained a creche, a menorah, secular symbols of the season, and a banner proclaiming the city's dedication to diversity.
A majority opinion in Fatin v. INS, 12 F.3d 1233 (3d Cir. 1993), holding that an Iranian woman seeking asylum could establish that she had a well founded fear of persecution in Iran if she could show that compliance with that country's "gender specific laws and repressive social norms," such as the requirement that women wear a veil in public, would be deeply abhorrent to her. Judge Alito also held that she could establish eligibility for asylum by showing that she would be persecuted because of gender, belief in feminism, or membership in a feminist group.
A majority opinion in Saxe v. State College Area School District, 240 F.3d 200 (3d Cir. 2001), striking down as contrary to the First Amendment a public school district anti-harassment policy that extended to nonvulgar, non-school-sponsored speech that posed no realistic threat of substantial disruption of school work.
A majority opinion in Shore Regional High School Board of Education v. P.S., 381 F.3d 194 (3d Cir. 2004), holding that a school district did not provide a high school student with a free and appropriate public education, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, when it failed to protect the student from bullying by fellow students who taunted the student based on his lack of athleticism and his perceived sexual orientation.
A majority opinion in Williams v. Price, 343 F.3d 223 (3d Cir. 2003), granting a writ of habeas corpus to an African-American state prisoner after state courts had refused to consider the testimony of a witness who stated that a juror had uttered derogatory remarks about African Americans during an encounter in the courthouse after the conclusion of the trial.
A dissenting opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 947 F.2d 682 (3d Cir. 1991), arguing that a Pennsylvania that required women seeking abortions to inform their husbands should have been upheld. As Judge Alito reasoned, "[t]he 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." Chief Justice Rehnquist's dissent from the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision striking down the spousal notification provision of the law quoted Judge Alito's dissent and expressed support for Judge Alito's reasoning.
A dissenting opinion in Homar v. Gilbert, 89 F.3d 1009 (3d Cir. 1996) arguing that that a state university did not violate the procedural due process rights of a campus policeman when it suspended him without pay and without a prior hearing upon learning that he had been arrested and charged with drug offenses. The Supreme Court, which reversed and remanded the case on other grounds, agreed with Judge Alito's reasoning that no hearing was required prior to the suspension because the drug charges showed that the suspension was not baseless.
A dissenting opinion in Sheridan v. Dupont, 74 F.3d 1439 (3d Cir. 1996) (en banc) arguing that a plaintiff in a sex discrimination case should not inevitably be able to survive summary judgment simply by casting doubt on the employer's proffer of legitimate, nondiscriminatory reasons for the adverse employment decision.
Alito... I can defintely support that.
No Sykes... Diana Sykes is divorced... the Dems would go through the divorce papers and stuff... too messy.
Yea but Alito's nickname is "SCALITO"
His nickname is "Scalito (as in Scalia)."
They call him Scalito.
I posted this on another thread. It looked appropriate here.
I looked up his name in Wikipedia. Normally I wouldn't trust it on any controversial issue or person, but I loved this line:
His ideological likeness to United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has earned him the nickname "Scalito."
I like him already.
If this is true, it would appear President Bush has heard our voices.
Yes, yes, yes, and yes.
I will be VERY HAPPY he is the nominee.
The DU'ers will go abso-frickin-lutely NUTS if it's him.
I can't wait!
Yeah, I already saw that. This sounds great!
lets hope our quisling senators grow a pair
No indictiments for felonies, plus Scalio?
DU will need a suicide watch. This could be shadenreude at it's finest ever.
Let's put it this way....Ann Coulter likes him. She's beeng singing his praises since all this SCOTUS stuff started after Rehnquist passed away. If Ann likes him (and Ann didn't even like Roberts) that's probably a good sign.
I am still betting it is a hispanic.
Grow a pair of what; marshmallows?
"Luttig and Alito were the fall backs to Miers"
Gee, I thought everyone else had dropped out and miers was all they had.
Yes to all of the above.
A New Jersey native, the 55-year-old Alito received a bachelor's degree from Princeton and graduated from Yale Law School. He worked in the solicitor general's office during the Reagan administration and was a U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey when George H.W. Bush nominated him to the Third Circuit. His 15 years on the bench have been marked by strong conservatism on a case-by-case basis that avoids sweeping opinions on constitutionality.
If this is true, then all the babies will be pacified.
How would you know? ;-)
As I posted on another thread, Alito got unanimous consent from the Judiciary Committee in 1990, with names like Byrd, Reid, Kennedy, Biden, Kerry, Harkin, Lautenberg, Leiberman, Dodd, and Leahy all signing off on him.
There's almost no chance of a filibuster, and they have almost no ground to stand on to fight his credentials since he's already been vetted and they gave him an overwhelming stamp of approval.
"There are other conservative judges who are currently on the federal bench who also have a high regard for the U.S. Constitution. Judge Samuel Alito, Jr., in the Third Circuit, has argued that Congress has no right to regulate the private possession of machine guns. "
I can certainly get behind Alito, on this issue alone! Everything I have heard or read about him tells me he is very conservative, and very Pro 2A. IMHO--He's the man for the job.
Yes, but can he bowl?
About five years ago I said the same about Barney Frank.
the white house tried to leak that,but when they were contacted, the other women mentioned denied that and were upset that they put out that rumor.
I wonder if this was the plan all along, considering that Miers was in on the decision-making process all along...