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dsmithdsmith Member Posts: 902 ✭✭✭✭
It's great that Alito has been confirmed to the Supreme Court. Finally a Constitutionalist that is on the Supreme Court.

It would be nice if we could get more judges like him on the courts to nullify the gun laws.


  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    Really ?
    Are you aware that in his very first decision...he sided with the Socialist/Liberals on the Court ?

    Thank God for that bush..he is a real hero.
  • dsmithdsmith Member Posts: 902 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I don't know what ruling you are talking about.

    I like Alito because he said that congress has no authority to regulate private ownership of machine guns. At least he's strongly pro-gun.
  • ComengetitComengetit Member Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Highball
    Really ?
    Are you aware that in his very first decision...he sided with the Socialist/Liberals on the Court ?

    Thank God for that bush..he is a real hero.

    Yeah, highball, what decision r u referring to? He's just been confirmed, how could there have been a decision on anything that he may have heard in the last day or two? It generally takes quite a bit longer to get a Supreme Court ruling. Besides, as long as this guy is pro-gun and pro-constitution, I love him. If and that's a big "if" he sided with the Libs' this early then it was obviously to get the attention off of him so he can do his job. I can't think of anyone I would have rather seen get the nod, can you?-comengetit, out!
  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    Justice Alito parts with conservatives on execution

    Thursday, February 2, 2006; 1:47 AM

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito broke ranks with the court's conservatives late on Wednesday, refusing to allow Missouri to execute a man convicted of kidnapping and killing a Kansas City teenager 17 years ago, CNN reported.

    Alito sided with the majority in a 6-3 vote rejecting a last minute request to allow Missouri to carry out the execution of Michael Taylor, 39, by lethal injection at midnight, CNN said.

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    Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas supported allowing the execution to proceed, CNN reported.

    Earlier on Wednesday, the Court rejected Missouri's bid to immediately lift a stay of execution for Taylor. Alito did not take part in that decision, the court order said.

    Taylor pleaded guilty, along with an accomplice, to kidnapping, raping and murdering 15-year-old Ann Harrison in 1989. The men abducted the girl as she waited for a school bus in front of her home.

    He has challenged his death sentence on the grounds that the three-drug cocktail of lethal chemicals used in executions carry the risk of undue suffering, violating the Constitution's protection against cruel and unusual punishment.

    Alito was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, becoming the second conservative, after Chief Justice John Roberts, put on the court by President George W. Bush.

    Alito replaced Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a moderate conservative who had been the swing vote in a series of 5-4 decisions on social issues.

    Alito was expected to align himself with the court's conservative bloc and could affect the outcome of votes on key social issues
  • KYfatboyKYfatboy Member Posts: 859 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I will agree on the lethal injection thing. A bullet to the head, is much cheaper anyway. That or A short drop, and sudden stop.
  • codenamepaulcodenamepaul Member Posts: 2,931
    edited November -1
    Sounds to me like this guy is a shhep in wolf's clothing. We shall see.
  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    Indeed. Not being a w horeshipper of bushhhh..I will withhold judgement until I see proof. As with bush...his actions to date have revealed nothing but the futher degradation of America.
  • WoundedWolfWoundedWolf Member Posts: 1,658 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yes, Highball is of course correct. Although the second post appears to contradict the first with the comment, "Alito did not take part in that decision, the court order said." All other reports that I read stated that Alito indeed sided with the Liberal element of the court.

    But this case may merely be exceptional. Time will tell where Alito truly stands. He may indeed prove to be another Souter, or perhaps will spiral into Socialism with age like Stevens.

    Nonetheless, he does have a pro-gun record, so Mr. Bush cannot be faulted with selecting him (finally).

    Personally, I think that J. P. Stevens will kick it within the next two years. My dream nominee to replace him is 9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski.

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