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Tuesday, January 24, 2006


BILL NELSON, JUDGE ALITO AND EMINENT DOMAIN 

Democrats sure have funny ways of finding reasons not to vote for Judge Alito.


Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. leaving his meeting Wednesday with Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida. - NYTimes

The Democratic senators are afraid of the rabid liberal groups that are virulently anti-Alito. Despite the fact that Judge Alito received the highest rating from the ABA, has an lengthy judicial career and impressive academic credentials the senators have to think of reasons for NOT voting for Alito.

Here are some political gymnastics from Florida senator, Bill Nelson

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson emerged from a private meeting with Judge Samuel Alito on Wednesday, saying he has concerns with some of the positions expressed by President Bush's Supreme Court nominee.

Nelson, who voted to confirm Chief Justice John Roberts, remained mum as to whether he would vote for Alito, but he said through a spokesman that he had worries about some of Alito's answers ``on matters such as privacy and eminent domain, especially because of the judge's record of ruling in favor of the government over the average individual.''


It's laughable that Nelson is now worried about the Supreme Court and eminent domain. It was the liberal judges who favored the government taking away private property from the little guy; Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer and Kennedy. The conservative justices, Scalia, O'Connor, Thomas and Rehnquist, voted against the majority opinion of Kelo v. New London.

If Bill Nelson is worried about eminent domain issues he should be more than happy if Alito turns out to be another "Scalia or Thomas."

Update: Check out, Michelle Malkin, Stop the ACLU, Wizbang, Outside the Beltway, Blogs for Bush and My VRWC.

Miami Herald: Sen. Nelson voices concerns on Alito

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