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It appears Senator Patrick Leahy from Vermont is not fooled by this Alito character. Leahy stated Thursday that he will not vote for Alito because he did not believe the conservative judge would be independent of President Bush and the executive branch in his future rulings.

"At a time when the president is seizing unprecedented power, the Supreme Court needs to act as a check and to provide balance,"Leahy said at a discussion at Georgetown University Law School. This shouldn't come as much suprise to anyone who listened to/slept through the hearings.

Leahy along with of course Ed Kennedy where his strongest critics. In all there are 5 senators who have stated opposition to the conservative right wing zealot. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.; Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.; and Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. is expected to vote no as well. Salazar added that he feared Alito would close courthouses "to the weakest and poorest" in society.

If you question whether Alito will live up to his ultra conservative background Bill "persistent vegetative state" Friest has assured Republican Party activists on Friday night that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito will be the "worst nightmare of liberal Democrats." Wow, worst nightmare! Now that has a really promising ring to it!

Well, I just hope that the release of this new information about Alito being opposed by 5 senators just doesn't make his wife cry, again. Criticism can just be so tough sometimes especially when you try to keep black people and women out of your college.

4 more senators say they'll vote against Alito by Seattle Times
3 Judiciary Democrats Turn Their Backs on Alito by LA Times
More Democrats Say They Will Oppose Alito by Washington Post

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