Monday, October 31, 2005

Alito is an excellent choice

Waking up this morning to the news, I was pleased to hear that President Bush had picked Judge Samuel Alito, from the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, to replace Justice O'Connor on the Supreme Court.

For indepth background on Alito, I refer you to , an excellent blog on all matters concerning the supreme court selection process.
You may even see some of my comments on there every now and them.

Judge Alito has been on the bench for 15 years and has a solid record on those matters of serious concern to anyone involved in the pro-life movement. He has impressive credentials strictly from a legal perspective, having been a law clerk and a prosecuter, having argued before the U. S. Supreme Court a dozen times, and having sat as an appellate court judge for 15 years. He was confirmed unanimously by the Senate to the circuit bench in 1990.

The President's choice may mollify Senator Arlen Spector (R-Pa) whois a pro-abortion advocate because Alito is from Philadelphia. Further Alito is very sharp and will not run into the kind of problems before the Senate Committee that many envisioned with Miers.

All in all a good day.

Please note that this does not mean that Roe will be overturned in the immediate future. There are five on the bench who have supported Roe. Unless Kennedy is persuaded to change his position, there still is need for another justice to retire and for Bush to select another strong strict constructionist.

Yet this mornday morning, it is good to see that the White House can learn from its mistakes and move forward.


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