Friday, December 23, 2005


| by PovertyBarn | 5:29 PM |

New documents have been released which show that Samuel Alioto made arguments to overturn Roe v. Wade in 1985. This is unacceptable in a candidate for the Supreme Court.

In a recommendation to the solicitor general on filing a friend-of-court brief, Alito said the government "should make clear that we disagree with Roe v. Wade and would welcome the opportunity to brief the issue of whether, and if so to what extent, that decision should be overruled."

His boss even knew that the mere mention of this idea was explosive.

. . . with a forward note from Reagan administration Solicitor General Charles Fried acknowledging the volatility of the issue and saying that it had to be kept quiet.
Fried took note of the implications of the emerging policy in his introduction to the June 1985 memo. "I need hardly say how sensitive this material is, and ask that it have no wider circulation," he said.

The confirmation hearings for Samuel Alito are scheduled to begin on Monday, January 9. Please contact your Representative and request that he/she vote NO ON ALITO. Let's not send women in back in time.

Cross-posted at PovertyBarn and Daily Pepper

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