Tuesday, January 10, 2006

High Court nominee hearing begins

So reads the headline in the Oz, which goes on to say:
George W. Bush's conservative Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito began what was likely to be a contentious week of Senate confirmation hearings today..
What price a competent editor? High Court Australia, Supreme Court US. At least they haven't started getting it the wrong way around. Yet.

Sounds like another fundamentalist batwing:
A staunch conservative, Mr Alito is seen by abortion rights advocates as likely to cast a vote to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling which legalized the procedure some three decades ago.
As if his predecessor Sandra Day O'Connor voted to tell men which side to dress on.

1 comment:

Don Quixote said...

He is bad news, that Alito, he's authorised strip searches (hence the nickname Strip search Sammy) when they really shouldn't have been, and he will definitely overturn Roe v Wade. Unfortunately, tied as we are to the destiny of the US, such events can have terrible implications for us over here.

I'm hoping he gets knocked back - with prejudice.