Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Alito Senate debate

I've been watching the Senate debate on whether Samuel Alito should be confirmed to become the next justice on the US Supreme Court. Looks to me like the Republicans are wiping the floor with the Demcocrats.

Basically the Democrats are saying they don't like him because he's a conservative and he's made some worrying decisions as a judge, citing specific cases of where he ruled against the little guy. The GOP are saying you can't judge a legal case based on your sympathy for one side or another and Alito basically has a record of applying rather than interpreting the law to suit himself. They're way ahead on rhetoric too - accusing the Demcocrats of wanting to undermine property, business and the American Way.

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