Friday, January 20, 2006

Kennedy on Alito

Regarding the nomination of Samuel Alito, U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) had this to say:

In sum, in case after case, Judge Alito's decisions demonstrate a systematic tilt toward the powerful institutions and against individuals attempting to vindicate their rights. He cites a few instances in which he has decided for the little guy, but they are few and far between.

Justice Lewis Powell captured the spirit of America best when he said: "Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building. It is perhaps the most inspiring idea of our society. It is one of the ends for which our entire legal system exists."

I'm sure Kennedy believes this- except when the "little guy" is a woman named Mary Jo Kopechne, and the big, drunk, guy is himself. That Kennedy went on to have, and continues to have, such a long life in the Senate is as much a mystery to me as the whole Chappaquiddick incident.

Update: The The Mayor has his own post about Kennedy. And, as is mentioned in the comments, Fenris - I suggest you invade Massachusetts first. As a personal favor.