Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Roberts - the new Scalia?

It is disturbing that in the Supreme Court's ruling that the federal government can't prevent states from permitting assisted suicide that the court's two most conservative members were joined in the dissent by new Chief Justice Roberts. The hope was Roberts would not just be another Scalia, especially since likely current nominee for the court Alito almost certainly is, but hope is fading. If Roberts is, as it now looks, a third Scalia (following longtime Scalia wannabe Clarence Thomas), then we will have four Scalias on the court, which is four more than should be on any court. Be afraid, be very afraid. And for god's sake call your congressmen and tell him to block Alito.

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