Monday, January 09, 2006

Alito Hearings Begin, Teddy K. Lies

The Washington Post has posted Judge Alito's opening statement at its Campaign For The Supreme Court Blog. You can watch video of the statement as well. Also, simply scroll down on the blog's main page for the opening statements of all of the senators in the judiciary committee.

Senator Ted Kennedy was especially colorful:
In an era when America is still too divided by race and riches, Judge Alito has not written one single opinion on the merits in favor of a person of color alleging race discrimination on the job. In fifteen years on the bench, not one.

Just like a lot of the things Sen. Kennedy says, this is completely untrue. Committe For Justice outlines why. Also, consider Judge Alito's civil rights record, which also clearly disproves Sen. Kennedy's remarks.

But when have a few facts ever stopped the Democrats from making baseless attacks against conservatives?

UPDATE:

SCOTUS Blog live-blogged much of the hearings, splitting its coverage into two posts, first from 1pm to 3pm and then from 3pm to 4pm.

Confirm Them has tons more on the hearings. Go to the site and just keep scrolling for insight on many of the Senators' comments. I especially like this post on Sen. Schumer and his ignorance of factual evidence. Confirm Them also provides links to CSPAN's streaming video of the hearings, in two parts.