Thursday, January 12, 2006

Rejecting Alito

"Imagine this. The nation sustains a string of terrorist attacks. The president suspends the writ of habeas corpus. For precedent, he cites Abraham Lincoln doing the same during the Civil War. We're at war, the president claims, and for now, his authority -- for the sake of national security -- must be obeyed more urgently than the Constitution. What does the Supreme Court do at that point? What would Samuel Alito do, as a justice?" [See the complete NJ editorial...]