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Monday, October 31, 2005

More than Qualified...

Samuel Alito Jr. has been appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) by President George W. Bush. Aside from being a Italian-American who is from the same mid-Atlantic Region we live in, here's a little bit of his brief resume.
  • Educated at Princeton
  • Law Degree from Yale
  • deputy assistant to the Attorney General in President Reagan's administration
  • Judge, U.S. Cout of Appeals for the Third Circuit since 1990.
Since becomming a justice at the third circuit, Mr. Alito has been fair and impartial. He's failed to legislate from the bench and has offered opinions that have been cited even by former Chief Justice Rehnquist. As a scholar of constitutional law and one who interprets it stricly as it was originally intended, Justice Alito will make an incredible SCOTUS justice.

Whereas Harriet Miers failed to have a paper trail that could be brought up in discussion, and the fact that she had never been a judge, Samuel Alito Jr. has served in our judicial system as a public servant and his record will be analyzed. However, with the Democratic onslaught against him, even prior to his nomination, one has to question the integrity of the Democratic Party in this process. If they simply wish to attack a candidate because he was the overly qualified pick by a President who happens to be from an opposing party, then they are doing American a disservice.

Instead, all Senators should refrain themselves from staking out a position on how they will vote until after Mr. Alito has been given a chance to testify before the Judiciary committee under oath. In the time being, as his record is delved into and his written opinions analyzed, I'm confident that the American people will begin to see just how qualified of a Supreme Court Nominee Samuel Alito is.

3 Comments:

  • At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Instead, all Senators should refrain themselves from staking out a position on how they will vote until after Mr. Alito has been given a chance to testify before the Judiciary committee under oath."

    Really? because I'd like to see some GOP Senators endorse him in the days before the hearing...

     
  • At 1:28 PM, Blogger M. McKain said…

    I'm not going to question his qualifications per se, but if he was so qualified, as are so many others, why did Bush pick Harriet Meyers first? Obviously, you guys don't know what the President is thinking (unless Repupublicans really DO think with one centralized brain ;-), but I was just wondering if you all had any thoughts on that. I'm truly baffeled by it myself - even if he wanted a consensus pick, he could have found someone more qualified than her, not to mention there was no indication she was going to create a consensus - the Dems just kept their mouths shut and watched the Republicans turn on Bush.

    I speculated to Ryan that perhaps he did it just so that he could say he tried to nominate a woman, expecting it to fail so that he could nominate someone he wanted all along (like Alito). If that's the case, (and I'm not saying it is), he still has a whole slew of almost contradictory statements to contend with now.

    Thoughts?

     
  • At 8:17 PM, Blogger DERepublican said…

    "I speculated to Ryan that perhaps he did it just so that he could say he tried to nominate a woman, expecting it to fail so that he could nominate someone he wanted all along (like Alito)."

    My Grandfather speculated the exact same thing, and so have a couple of other people I've talked to. However, speculation is just that... speculation. Now he's nominating the first Italian-American... never had that on SCOTUS

     

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