When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

13 November 2005

Alito's "Libertarian Streak"

More encouraging news on Samuel Alito, from, of all places, the New York Times. He seems to really be fond of the First Amendment.
"Judge Alito is part of the new breed of conservative libertarian jurists who are sensitive to safeguarding our free-speech freedoms," said Ronald K. L. Collins, a scholar at the First Amendment Center, a research and advocacy group in Virginia. "They're particularly sensitive when it comes to issues involving speech and commerce and political orthodoxy."

These judges tend to be very protective of speech rights when they involve the marketplace of ideas, or the core of the First Amendment, said Jesse H. Choper, a constitutional law professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Bush's Conservative Judge Harbors Libertarian Streak - New York Times

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