Skip to comments.Kennedy Asserts Alito Is Racist
Posted on 01/09/2006 7:42:29 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
Among Sen. Teddy Kennedy's many complaints about Samuel Alito, the one that caught the attention of Republicans today was his assertion that Alito is a racist.
"In Alito's 15-years on the bench, Judge Alito has not written one single opinion on the merits in favor of a person of color who alleged race discrimination in the workplace."
Moments later, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.) took Kennedy to task, leaving the liberal Massachusetts senator shaking his head.
Sessions cited three cases in which Alito demonstrated that "all Americans receive equal protection of the laws, regardless of race."
U.S. v. Kithcart: In this case, Alito said the Constitution doesn't allow police officers to racially profile black drivers. His opinion, citing a violation of the 4th Amendment, stated: "The mere fact that Kithcart is black and the perpetrators had been described as two black males is plainly insufficient. ... Officer Nelson could not justifiably arrest any African-American man who happened to drive by in any type of black sports car."
Brinson v. Vaughn: Alito ruled that the Constitution don't allow prosecutors to exclude black jurors. In his ruling, Alito granted the prisoner's habeas petition. He said the Constitution guarantees "that a state does not use peremptory challenges to remove any black juror because of his race. Thus, a prosecutor's decision to refrain from discrimination against some African-American jurors does not cure discrimination against others."
Zubi v. AT&T: Alito authored the lone dissent in which he called for an expansive view of civil rights laws. In this case, the plaintiff sued his employer for firing him on the basis of race. While the majority ruled against the plaintiff's claim based on the time it had taken him to bring his case, Alito rejected that argument. The Supreme Court later vindicated Alito's view in a unanimous decision.
Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.
Just think, when Kennedy dies, his body will be preserved for centuries because of the pickling in booze. He can lie in state in Massachusetts like Lenin.
Ding ding ding! We have a winner. lol
Not only is Alito not a racist, but he wouldn't leave a woman to drown so he could salvage a political career.
Dopey fat fool!
You got it in one!
Kennedy also said something to the effect that Alito never sided with the "little guy" but always with the government or corporations. I don't know much about the particular cases he was reffering to (he probably dosen't either) but I would hope Alito sides with whoever side the law is on. Not who the plaintif is. Kennedy is such a POS.
I think its about time Kennedy was sued.
ok AD, i've wanted to ask for quite a while now, but haven't had the chance... come clean now, you're a born and bred American, aren't you? and one day, ya just couldn't take it anymore and said "eff this!! where the hell is the furthest place i can go to get away from Ted Kennedy...." : )
"where the hell is the furthest place i can go to get away from Ted Kennedy...." : )"
Nowhere is safe from that black hole. He sucks in everything around.
Kennedy is both predictable and predictably wrong.
Kennedy's like a coin-operated fortune telling machine. But a quart in him and something stupid comes out.
From what I understand .. there are even more cases that could be sited
Kennedy owes an apology not only for this .. but also for calling him Ali oh toe
Shouldn't that be "Kennedy Asserts 'Ala e to' Is Racist"?
I assert that Kennedy is a drunk and a murderer.
Kennedy is clearly racist.
sure she was, hodar... you left early, kennedy got mixed up and went ranting on about Katrina again... found the clip for ya...
"What the American people have seen is this incredible disparity in which those people who had cars and money got out and those people who were impoverished died."
-- Ted Kennedy on Hurricane Katrina
-- Mary Jo Kopechne