Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Twelve Days for Justice - Day 10

Day Ten - Gender Discrimination

From the Booman Tribune

Dear Senator,

In 1981 President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor to the Supreme Court, honoring his pledge to nominate a woman if given the opportunity.

If you review Justice O'Connor's work experience you will find that upon completing her law degree at Stanford, she was unable to find a job in a law firm. One firm offered her the position of secretary. This was in 1952.

President Bush, speaking about his choice for the Supreme Court, said in September, 2005, "I will pick a person who can do the job. But I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country."

Now you are being asked to consider Judge O'Connor's replacement, Judge Samuel Alito.

When you examine his opinions on the Third Circuit, you will discover in the case Sheridan v. E.I.DuPont de Nemours and Co., that Alito's lone dissent would have prevented a woman claiming gender discrimination from going to trial, even though she had produced evidence. continued...

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