So liberals have dug deep and found more ammunition to stop Samuel Alito's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
(AP) As a Reagan administration lawyer in 1985, Samuel Alito made clear his hope that the Supreme Court would one day overturn a landmark ruling that established abortion rights. But Alito, now a Supreme Court nominee, argued against an all-out assault on the Roe v. Wade ruling, fearing such an assault would fail.
Instead, he recommended a policy of "mitigating its effects" by trying to persuade justices to accept state regulations on abortions. While working as an assistant to the solicitor general, Alito called for the office, which represents the federal government before the Supreme Court, to help defend provisions of the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act.
Some of the act's provisions had been overturned by a panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists v. Thornburgh. Alito wrote in the memo, released by the National Archives on Wednesday, that "no one seriously believes that the court is about to overrule Roe v. Wade.
"But, he said, "By taking these cases, the court may be signaling an inclination to cut back. What can be made of this opportunity to advance the goals of bringing about the eventual overruling of Roe v. Wade and, in the meantime, of mitigating its effects?".
Let's face it. Where you stand on abortion is not only the defining point of whether or not you'll be on the Supreme Court, its become the ONLY point. A seat on the Supreme Court no longer requires any skills, a resume, Constitutional profiency or previous experience on the bench, it's where you stand on abortion, even Clarence Thomas had enough fortitude to make this point not too long ago.
If George W. Bush nominated Maureen Dowd to the highest court, liberals wouldn't bat an eye, much less make threats to filibuster as they're already doing with Alito. The Liberal Mafia could care less about the integrity of the Court as long as the billion-dollar cash cow that is the abortion industry is protected.
So while our Constitution gives our electors the right to address and question a Supreme Court nominee, instead we are seeing a group of individuals on the Left putting aside what's best for our country in turn for votes from special interest groups. With control of the House and the Senate, Republicans need to do whatever they can to make sure that Samuel Alito, a man who is more then qualified to be on the highest court, gets his due.