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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:43 AM
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(WaPost) [p. AO1] Alito Leaves Door Open to Reversing 'Roe'
Edited on Thu Jan-12-06 09:45 AM by rodeodance
best headline I have seen thusfar.



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Alito Leaves Door Open to Reversing 'Roe'
Membership In Controversial Group Surfaces As an Issue

By Amy Goldstein and Charles Babington
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, January 12, 2006; Page A01

The once-sluggish confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. turned confrontational yesterday, as the nominee signaled he might be willing to revisit the ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and Democrats pummeled him over his membership in an alumni group that wanted to restrict enrollment of women and minorities.

Tempers flared openly between the Senate Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman and eldest Democrat, and the nominee's wife fled the marbled hearing room in tears before the day ended with Republicans predicting that Alito will win confirmation, although by a slim margin.
Throughout the day's more than seven hours of questioning, Democratic senators regularly accused Alito of giving incomplete, inconsistent answers. Republicans accused Democrats of being unfair. At one point, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) complained after Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) read aloud magazine excerpts published in the 1980s by Concerned Alumni of Princeton and espousing views Kyl branded as "very scurrilous."

The drama of the hearings' third day nearly overshadowed the significance of the position Alito staked out on the landmark abortion case, Roe v. Wade . Senators also branched into new territory: Alito's record from 15 years on the Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit on cases involving religion, immigrants seeking to prevent deportation, and criminals' rights.......
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:46 AM
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1. nominate this important headline please.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:47 AM
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2. KICKYPOO
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:56 AM
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3. Kicked

...and nominated!

Cheers!
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:59 AM
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4. Fundies breathe a sigh of contentment
K&N
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:59 AM
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6. and opening champaign bottles (if not teetoltlers).
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:59 AM
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5. KICKYPOO
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pinerow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 10:02 AM
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7. Ant that's just the tip of the iceberg...
laying the groundwork for the suspension of elections (Plenary powers of the presidency)...mark my words... :tinfoilhat:
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FredUptoHere Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 10:30 AM
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8. they don't NEED to suspend elections...
they've got Diebold.

I've always been of the opinion that the repugs would NEVER actually reverse roe v. wade, because it would rob them of their biggest wedge issue- but now that gay marriage is working so nicely for them, and they don't have to worry about losing at the diebold ballot-box, i'm thinking that it's actually going to happen.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 12:34 PM
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11. If They Win on Abortion, They'll Go After Gays
If they win on gay marriage, they want to lock gays up for being gay.
They'll go after birth control too.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 11:10 AM
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9. kick!
:kick: !!!!!
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Hyernel Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 11:56 AM
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10. FILIBUSTER! FILIBUSTER! FILIBUSTER!
This is what the filibuster is for.

And remember, even if abortion is made illegal in the U.S., the wealthy elite will still be able to obtain them from "family doctors" or internationally....just like George W. Bush did in 1971 Texas.

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OrwellwasRight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 12:48 PM
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12. when will we stop pretending as if it is an open question?
Edited on Thu Jan-12-06 12:50 PM by OrwellwasRight
of course he will vote to reverse it.

that he might is not NEWS.

F&ck the MSM!!

:grr: :banghead: :grr: :banghead: :grr: :banghead:

on edit: (yet another) stupid typo
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 02:20 PM
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13. I'd start to gather up the wire coat hangers
but all mine are plastic now. i wonder if knitting needles work?
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 06:11 PM
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14. K&R
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 06:44 PM
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15. Nominated
What doesn't Senator Kyl complain about that's not in the Republicans interest? All through Kyl is a step of head of Sessions & Cornyn in brain size, he should listen a little more to What Senator Edward M. Kennedy has to say or read about Concerned Alumni of Princeton, than go off the deep and brand him as very scurrilous.

Alito edged closer to suggesting that he might be willing to reconsider Roe if he is confirmed to the high court, refusing, under persistent questioning by Democrats, to say that he regards the 1973 decision as "settled law" that "can't be reexamined." In this way, his answers departed notably from those that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. gave when asked similar questions during his confirmation hearings four months ago.
:hi:

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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 06:44 PM
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16. A-LIE-to is nothing more
than a lying bastard; a man who is part of the Bush Inc empire.

Oh, and K&R!!!
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 06:47 PM
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17. K/R!
Edited on Thu Jan-12-06 06:47 PM by Zhade
All Dems who vote for this guy? Lower than the horseshit on a cowboy's bootheels.

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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:43 PM
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18. SHIT! I just stepped in some "Kickypoo". Damned rodeos, anyway....
... Nominated regardless :P
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 10:09 PM
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19. "Alito told several senators that he felt...
...constrained from saying whether he regards Roe as settled because abortion remains a live issue in the courts."

hmmmmm. a 'live issue' ? i suppose, by that he MEANS that he has yet to have the OPPORTUNITY to rule on the issue as he sees fit. and we've seen exactly what his views are. indeed we have.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 09:44 AM
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20. Ah, but not to worry, Nader told us that would never happen.
:eyes:

The scare tactic is that would end choice in America and I just said thats not true, but I should have been astute enough not to mention that. He said he did not in any case believe for a moment that Bush would seek to overturn Roe v. Wade. ... He described the partys opposition to abortion as just for show, just for Pat Robertson. http://www.issues2000.org/2004/Ralph_Nader_Abortion.htm




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Exiled in America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 09:52 AM
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21. It won't happen.
But not for that reason.

It won't happen because the abortion issue works to well for republicans. They're not about to actually give on one of their most sucessful rallying, organizing and mobilizing issues. They just have to constantly look like they're actually going to do something without doing it.

Meanwhile, the real reason Alito was nominated - his total allegiance to corporo-fascism goes totally unchallenged and utterly ignored. :(
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 04:39 PM
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22. Yep, it works for them, but imagine the "loyalty" if they are able to
Edited on Fri Jan-13-06 04:41 PM by mzmolly
over turn R v. W?

I wish I felt as confident as you that it won't happen.

However, I agree with your point about his pro-corporate agenda. Fascism and civil rights never "mix."
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