Sunday, November 06, 2005


The Peril Named Alito

Analysis is beginning to show our peril:
But in (Alito's) more than 60 dissents over that time - as in the strip-search case - he's been more outspoken about areas of law that he finds dissatisfying and how he might change them.

Those opinions reveal more of a conservative activist, a judge who'd make it harder to prove race- and gender-discrimination claims, limit Congress's regulatory reach and - as the strip-search case suggests - lower the bar for search and seizure standards.
(Source: Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau Alito shows a different side in his dissents, Nov. 4, 2005.)


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