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Judge Alito's Dissent in Planned Parenthood v. Casey

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Alito has had a strong conservative record. Perhaps his most famous case came only a year into his judgeship, in 1991, when he dissented from a decision by his fellow appeals court judges striking down a Pennsylvania law that required women to inform their husbands before obtaining an abortion. In 1996, he dissented from a decision broadening the rights of workers suing over sex discrimination. A year later, he upheld the display of a Nativity scene in front of city hall in Jersey City, N.J. because it was multi-denominational, including not only a creche and a menorah, but also Frosty the Snowman. On the bench, Alito is known to be unfailingly polite, but pointed in his questioning.

    Source: Time magazine

    He appears to be a very strong social conservative. I would like to hear where he stands on issues like campaign finance reform, The Patriot Act, eminent domain, and other Constitutional liberty issues.
     
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    I'm curious as to what preexisting law or precedent he was referring to by citing spousal notification regarding abortions.
     
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    Ken's link contains the opinion. Basically, he thinks that spousal notification does not place "an undue burden" on women as a class because most women who get abortions are unmarried and 95% of married women who do, tell their husbands anyway - so the number left over is insignificant.
     
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