Sneaking Sammy through the alley
Strip Search Sammy is one sneaky fuck:
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 â€œmitigating its effectsâ€ 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 actâ€™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. Thornbur
Alito wrote in the memo, released by the National Archives on Wednesday, that â€œno one seriously believes that the court is about to overrule Roe v. Wade.â€
But, he said, â€œBy 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?â€ (my emphasis)
One word: filibuster.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called the memo â€œstunning.â€
â€œThese latest revelations cast serious doubt on whether Judge Alito can be at all objective on the right to privacy and a womanâ€™s right to choose,â€ Schumer said.
White House spokesman Steve Schmidt called Schumerâ€™s criticism â€œunfair.â€
â€œJudge Alito should be evaluated on his 15 years of jurisprudence as a federal judge where he has authored hundreds of opinions,â€ Schmidt said. â€œOn some of those cases, he has upheld abortion rights. In other cases he has not. To leap to conclusions and try to infer future decisions from 20-year-old memos borders on the silly.â€
AssRocket couldn’t have said it any stupider.