Patterico's Pontifications

11/2/2005

L.A. Times Runs Fair Article on Judge Alito

Filed under: Dog Trainer,Judiciary — Patterico @ 12:20 pm



The L.A. Times has a highly complimentary article about Sam Alito in this morning’s paper. The article quotes numerous leftists who have nothing but praise for Judge Alito, saying he judges cases according to the text and the applicable laws, rather than according to the result he’d like.

There is a great quote from liberal former judge Timothy K. Lewis, who worked with Judge Alito on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals:

Alito does not have an agenda, contrary to what the Republican right is saying about him being a “home run.” He is not result-oriented. He is an honest conservative judge who believes in judicial restraint and judicial deference.

Don’t you get it, Judge Lewis? That is a home run!

Judge Lewis has described exactly the sort of judge that conservatives like me want to see appointed: not someone looking to incorporate their political views in judicial decisions, but rather someone who will refuse to do that.

This article reveals the criticism of Alito by the PFAWs of this world as the hysterical hyperbole that it is.

Kudos to the L.A. Times for running such a fair and balanced article.

7 Responses to “L.A. Times Runs Fair Article on Judge Alito”

  1. The LA Times fair?? Quick! Someone check the temperature in Hades! 🙂

    Anthony (Los Angeles) (f93591)

  2. So, there really is a new sherriff in (the) LA(Times).

    TNugent (6128b4)

  3. Between this and their refreshingly sensible take on most of the Arnold Amendments, I’m beginning to suspect the same.

    Xrlq (6c76c4)

  4. Leftists don’t understand why “an honest conservative judge who believes in judicial restraint and judicial deference” is what we are asking for in the first place. They don’t understand why we don’t want “results-oriented” judges because that is what they want. They simply think we are doing what they do.

    General Grant (20e327)

  5. Alito defended sodomy?

    From AP: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1154AP_Alito_Privacy.html

    In college, Samuel Alito led a student conference that urged legalization of sodomy and curbs on domestic intelligence, a sweeping defense of privacy rights he said were under threat by the government and the dawning computer age.

    Three decades before the Supreme Court decriminalized gay sex, Alito declared on behalf of his group of fellow Princeton students that “no private sexual act between consenting adults should be forbidden.” Alito also called for an end to discrimination against homosexuals in hiring.

    Hmm… To avoid a fight with your own party (ahem, again) over gay rights, you might dismiss this as passing collegiate idealism.

    Tillman (1cf529)

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  7. Our esteemed host wrote:

    Kudos to the L.A. Times for running such a fair and balanced article.

    File this under “Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” Just the fact that you found a fair and balanced article in the Los Angeles Times to be a newsworthy event in itself is very telling.

    Dana R. Pico (8d0335)


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