[Marxism] NY Times urges filibuster against Alito

Debordagoria phantasmagorias at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 26 11:38:11 MST 2006


Did The Times likewise call for a Democratic
filibuster against Thomas and Scalia when their
nominations reached the Senate floor?
Michael D.

--- Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> NY Times Editorial, January 26, 2006
> Senators in Need of a Spine
> 
> Judge Samuel Alito Jr., whose entire history
> suggests that he holds extreme 
> views about the expansive powers of the presidency
> and the limited role of 
> Congress, will almost certainly be a Supreme Court
> justice soon. His 
> elevation will come courtesy of a president whose
> grandiose vision of his 
> own powers threatens to undermine the nation's basic
> philosophy of 
> government — and a Senate that seems eager to
> cooperate by rolling over and 
> playing dead.
> 
> It is hard to imagine a moment when it would be more
> appropriate for 
> senators to fight for a principle. Even a losing
> battle would draw the 
> public's attention to the import of this nomination.
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