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Friday, May 29

What Did Judge Alito Have To Say About His Take On Immigrations Cases?

Why he said almost the same thing as Sonia Sotomayor when he was being questioned by the Senate. I don't recall the media going ballistic over this. Do you?

ALITO: Senator, I tried to in my opening statement, I tried to provide a little picture of who I am as a human being and how my background and my experiences have shaped me and brought me to this point. … And that’s why I went into that in my opening statement. Because when a case comes before me involving, let’s say, someone who is an immigrant — and we get an awful lot of immigration cases and naturalization cases — I can’t help but think of my own ancestors, because it wasn’t that long ago when they were in that position. [...]

And that goes down the line. When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account.
You can watch it here.

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