Skip to comments.Biden: Chance of filibuster on Alito stronger
Posted on 11/20/2005 10:16:45 AM PST by GeneD
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chance of a filibuster to halt the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito rose on news he once opposed 1960s Supreme Court rulings on reapportionment based on the principle of equal voting rights, a top Democrat on the Senate judiciary panel said on Sunday.
Sen. Joseph Biden, a Democrat from Delaware, told Fox News Sunday that a decision by Democrats to filibuster would depend largely on Alito's answers during judiciary committee questioning scheduled for January.
Prior to the Warren court's decisions, some state legislators were elected on a geographical basis, giving thinly populated rural areas more political heft than urban centers.
"If he really believes that reapportionment is a questionable decision -- that is, the idea of Baker vs. Carr, one man, one vote -- then clearly, clearly, you'll find a lot of people, including me, willing to do whatever they can to keep him off the court. We don't know that. We have to hear it," Biden said. "That would include a filibuster if need be."
Asked if this increased the chances of a filibuster, Biden said: "Well, I think based upon that job application where he said he strongly held these views, yes."
"He is driven to disarm Americans for some purpose. Constitution be damned."
Maybe he figures they will go after him?
Bring it on - I for one would like to see the "Constitutional Option" enacted for Presidential nomination Senate consent. Leave the filibuster for legislation, but I don't think it should be a weapon for either side on Presidential nominations. That's my opinion.
Amen to that!
Yeah, and he has hay for hair too!!
Does anyone know Biden's I.Q.? Does the scale go that low?
ROTF.....I second the emotion!
Well, an idiot is 80 according to Stanford-Benet.....so? : )
Well, I guess he's still brighter than Bill Bradley - he was rumored to be the dumbest man in the Senate. I guess Biden is just one step up.
(I thought all Democrats were idiots.)
And Biden's propensity for plagiarism should be a cause for removing him for the senate. A liar and cheat does not deserve to be pointing fingers at others.
"(I thought all Democrats were idiots.)"
They might as well be. When you lack the ability to reason your way out of a small brown paper bag....well....... It must be hard to stare reality in the face and deny its there : )
"And Biden's propensity for plagiarism should be a cause for removing him for the senate."
Boxer and her 425 bounced checks to the House Bank......you and I would do 3-5 years for this!
Speaking of Biden's plagiarism here is a book by Theo Pappas that exposes all the dems who just can't leave others' writing alone but need to appropriate it for themselves without referencing!
Thanks much. Looks like a "must read"
I have not read it yet either. I plan to get it for reading over Xmas.
If you get the chance read the comments at Amazon - a blast!
I have been trying to learn Alito's actual view on the duplicate thread, but so far I haven't been able to figure it out. Could you be more specific as to why Alito would be against equal apportionment? Is there a case, or other writing that makes his view known?
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