Monday, October 31, 2005

More on Alito

If you say the title of this post out loud, you'll get a hint of my view on his nomination. heh.

He is opposed to having to deal with the burden of writing opinions for the various cases he hears. I wonder if it's "hard work" on par with George's view of his job

"The Judiciary has been concerned that the universal publication of opinions would either produce a deterioration in the quality of opinions or impose intolerable burdens on judges in researching and drafting opinions," Alito said. "It would be virtually impossible for the courts of appeals to keep current with their caseloads if they attempted to produce such an opinion in every case."

"Responsible appellate judges must devote more time to an opinion that changes the law or clarifies it in an important way, and may thus affect many litigants in future cases, than to an opinion that simply applies well-established law to specific facts, and thus affects solely the litigants at hand," he said.

The federal rules govern procedure, practice, and evidence in federal courts. Congress has authorized the federal Judiciary to prescribe the rules of practice, procedure, and evidence for the federal courts, subject to the ultimate legislative right of Congress to reject, modify, or defer any of the rules. (emphasis mine)

Wait. I thought George was opposed to judicial activists.

Oh right. IOKIYAR.

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