Alito Supported Expansion of Police Powers
The Justice Department released 470 pages of documents about Judge Sam Alito to reporters Monday on highly techical legal issues -- and gave them three hours to read them
Despite the lack of time to fully digest them, as the New York Times reports, at least one thing was abundantly clear:
In several of the memorandums, however, Mr. Alito makes a series of arguments espousing a broad view of law enforcement authority and a skeptical view of proposals to protect individuals from legal investigations.
The Washington Post reports the memos show Alito was hostile to foreigner's rights:
As a senior lawyer in the Reagan Justice Department, Samuel A. Alito Jr. argued that immigrants who enter the United States illegally and foreigners living outside their countries are not entitled to the constitutional rights afforded to Americans.
Abortion is not the critical issue in Alito's nomination. Freedom and the right to life for the already born is more important.
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