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Old 01-09-2006, 02:17 PM   #1
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Hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito

I will watch and listen to as much of these as possible.

There will be accusations about the treatment the nominee recieves

I beieve he will not get near as many votes as Roberts

if he can not get 60 votes

it could be interesting.
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Charles E. Schumer D
New York

comes off too strident
his remarks sound like accusations
he would serve his agenda better
if he posed these as concerns in the form of questions to be answered



Tom Coburn R
Oklahoma

was a bit bizarre
calling the Supreme Court schizophrenic.
asking how they call rule in favor of sodomy
but against prostitution
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In Alito Battle, Issues of Presidential Power Thrust to Forefront

By David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer

WASHINGTON — Twenty years ago, a Reagan administration lawyer proposed that when the president signed a bill passed by Congress, he should use the occasion to declare how he interpreted it.

"The president's understanding of the bill should be just as important as that of Congress," wrote Samuel A. Alito Jr. in a 1986 memo. Spelling out those thoughts "would increase the power of the executive to shape the law," he added.
President Bush put that idea to work two weeks ago in a little-noticed statement that followed his signing of the muchcelebrated McCain amendment, which forbids cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment of prisoners here and abroad.

His words appeared to turn a legislative defeat into a White House victory. Bush said he would back the torture ban so long as it didn't conflict with his "constitutional authority" as commander in chief and his need to "protect the American people from further terrorist attacks."
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Interesting, deep. It does kind of defeat the purpose by placing conditions on it.

How much executive power does Bush really have? We don't have a President here, and I would say that if our Governor-General ever actually used any of his nominal powers (by refusing to authorise an Act of Parliament), we would have a very popular republican movement on our hands. But would that solve any of our problems - would we just end up with a President with power to do exactly the same thing, and no way for us to throw him out?
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Two quotes from yesterday:

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"The role of a practicing attorney is to achieve a desirable result for the client in the particular case at hand. But a judge can't think that way. A judge can't have any agenda," he said. "The judge's only obligation, and it's a solemn obligation, is to the rule of law."

"No person in this country, no matter how high or powerful, is above the law, and no person in this country is beneath the law," Alito told the committee just before it adjourned for the day.
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Alito is being less than forth right.

Alito is being less than honest?
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Not giving the answers you want to hear?
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If you are listening

it was the part regarding the 'mock hearings".
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No such time to watch the hearings. Couldn't tell what you were refering to from your post.

We could, however, step back and examine what is really accomplished by these hearings. Will "new" information be revealed? Is there some qualification test that is employed?

Or do hearings give senators time to test nominee responses before focus groups - especially those facing elections in 2006?

Hearing also make good fund raising material for all sorts of special interest groups.
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from the parts i heard (not that much) Alito didn't seem to give strait answers to many questions - not that i would really expect many strait answers
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Hearing also make good fund raising material for all sorts of special interest groups.

i was thinking the same thing

it explains my previous post below \/

different doner bases in NY and OK




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Charles E. Schumer D
New York

comes off too strident
his remarks sound like accusations
he would serve his agenda better
if he posed these as concerns in the form of questions to be answered



Tom Coburn R
Oklahoma

was a bit bizarre
calling the Supreme Court schizophrenic.
asking how they call rule in favor of sodomy
but against prostitution
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Senator squabble

http://www.cnn.com/video/player/play...ated.words.cnn
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Alito is being less than forth right.

Alito is being less than honest?

tis true
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does he remind anyone else of Milhouse?
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tis true
Care to offer something more than vague jabs?

Can we get a question and response for analysis?
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