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Friday, January 29, 2010

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ALITO DISPUTES MEDIA ON STATE OF UNION SPEECH

By now, millions have seen on TV the expression on Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's face when President Obama stated that the Supreme Court had reversed a century of law and are permitting corporations, even foreign ones, to influence U.S. elections with their money. Commentators uniformly described Alito as mouthing the words "not true" in an unusual breach of secorum.

In an exclusive interview with Supreme Court reporter Linda House, Justice Alito disputed these observations and gave an unusual glimpse of Supreme Court deliberations. The Justice insisted that the words he mouthed were "how true". He was proud of the Court's work in reversing precedent and freeing corporations to spend untold millions to fight the radical Democrats. It was not easy, he said. In addition to those liberal members, he had to contend with arguments by pretty boy John Roberts, Mr. Nice Guy Chief Justice.

Roberts noted that he had repeatedly said in confirmation hearings that he respected precedents and would hesitate to overturn settled law. So what, argued Alito, in those hearings we all said things we didn't mean. Eventually,Roberts came around and of course the Scalia-Thomas team was on board.

Justice Alito concluded "We did it, and I'm glad"

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