[Marxism] Re: NY Times urges filibuster against Alito--And Now Kerry Joins Them!
phantasmagorias at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 27 07:15:59 MST 2006
According to People for the American Way
"Senator John Kerry today called on his Senate
colleagues to help him defeat the Alito nomination
with a filibuster."
--- 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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