Monday, November 14, 2005

Alito Documents Reveal Conservative

Documents released today in Judge Alito's confirmation process include his applicatio for deputy assistant to the Attorney General. In the application, Alito proclaimed himself a conservative and a lifelong registered Republican. He was most proud of his work to disallow racial and ethnic quotas and to oppose a constitutional right to abortion. Alito believed "very strongly in limited government, federalism, free enterprise, the supremacy of the elected branches of government, the need for a strong defense and effective law enforcement, and the legitimacy of a government role in protecting traditional values." He disagreed "strenuously with the usurpation by the judiciary of decision-making authority that should be exercised by the branches of government responsible to the electorate." The early political influences on him were Bill Buckley and Barry Goldwater.

Bill Sammon of the Washington Times has the full story. (Hat tip to Power Line.)

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