Saturday, October 29, 2005

A Promising and likely SCOTUS nominee?

Southern Appeal's Steve Dillard thinks so.

He links to Shannon P. Duffy's post at
On the hot-button issues, Alito has been consistently conservative -- so conservative that some lawyers have given him the nickname "Scalito." Roughly translated, the nickname means "Little Scalia," suggesting that Alito has modeled his judicial philosophy after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

If Alito is nominated and his record is put under the national microscope, conservatives are likely to be happy with what they see.

In ACLU v. Schundler, Alito wrote the majority opinion holding that a city's holiday display that included a créche and a menorah did not violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment because it also included secular symbols such as Frosty the Snowman and a banner promoting racial diversity.

On abortion, Alito was the lone dissenter in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, in which the 3rd Circuit struck down a Pennsylvania law that required women seeking abortions to inform their husbands.
I hope Judge Alito is as advertized. The country needs a strict constructionist. Otherwise the Judiciarium will continue the Dictatorship of Relativism's work.

It's time. Fools must challenge the enemy in his own court. A selection of a strict constructivist throws the gauntlet down.