[Marxism] NY Times urges filibuster against Alito
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?
--- 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.
Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around
More information about the Marxism