Terry Karney has been ranting over the complete unsuitability of Judge Alito to be a Justice. Or, indeed, to be a Judge.
A list of his posts:
- Alito, and searches
- Wherein he looks at Doe v. Groody, and links to the decision itself. His take on it is that Alito was willing to let police officers use an unincorporated affidavid to expand a search warrant, thereby making a mockery of the warrant process. To him, there are two places in the decision where "I think his reading of the law is either flawed, or dangerous."
- Something I forgot yesterday
- Wherein the Republicans are hypocrites for wanting an up-or-down vote on Alito.
- More on the ideas of Alito
- Wherein he looks at Alito's decision to overturn a lower court's ban on a nativity scene. Problem: "The [lower court's] condemnation was, however, so clear (and unanimous) that surely Judge Alito could have chosen to honor it, or pressed for en banc consideration of the case, rather than just pushing it aside and replacing it with his own vision of the right outcome under the Establishment Clause."
Therefore what? Therefore: "It isn't about choice. Not only do we lose on that one (because the Right is loud, and the base wants Roe overturned..."
- A quick reference
- Wherein he links to Law Students against Alito.
- Alito, and trust
- Wherein he paraphrases Alito's response to questions about what he said when he was hoping to be hired by the Reagan administration. His translation: "I didn't really mean it, I was just trying to get the job". In other words, he lied to get the job.
He further says, "His record is one of putting the corporation over the individual, the police over the magistrate, the gov't ahead of the citizen." and "To be honest, I'd rather see nine Thomases on the court, than one Alito."
- More on Alito
- Some more on the NSA
- Alito, again
- Just being one of those days (lots of posting)
- Those sonsabitches
- Some homework, to cheer you up.
- Wherein he offers his analysis of how the addition of any Justice might affect a court. He offers a prediction that "it may be safe to say that he could have trouble getting his opinions handed down."
(Later, I'm planning to add quick capsule descriptions of each post [halfway there now!], and some general commentary to wrap up, but I'll put this up right now. You can tell he's spent a lot of energy on his tirades.)
Why pick on this fellow? To be sure, he's not a major pundit, but he has a following, I've had friends cite his writings as somehow authoritative. He has a fairly large number of readers of his Live Journal. Based on numbers of comments to his posts, quite a few more than I have.
And frankly, his way of thinking seems to be a very good representative sample of that of the Lunatic Left. Therefore, I present it for your consideration.