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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

On the Contrary

You know the quote that goes something like "In matters of opinion go with the flow, but in matters of principal stand like a rock." Samuel Alito does just this. He is known for rejecting the views of his colleagues quite frequently, arguing a much more conservative position. I find his decisiveness to be quite admirable...

This article gives some good examples of Alito's dissents (many involving civil rights).

Here is the article:


  • At 11:56 AM, Blogger M. McKain said…

    Though some of these rulings reflect "conservatism," some at least superficially appear quite radicle. Of course, the article doesn't provide the full text of the argument, so it is difficult to tell.

    It will be interesting to see what role rulings such as these play in the debate - it will tell us if abortion / Roe v. Wade has become a true "litmus test," or if people on both sides realize that there is a whole lot more at stake than that.


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