Is Bush’s new pick for SCOTUS justice – Sam Alito, nickname “Scalito,” – a hard-core conservative…. or just a heartless asshole? read his dissension in the 1990 Planned Parenthood v. Casey case in which the 3rd Circuit struck down a Pennsylvania law that included a provision requiring women seeking abortions to notify their spouses:
The Pennsylvania legislature could have rationally believed that some married women are initially inclined to obtain an abortion without their husbands’ knowledge because of perceived problems — such as economic constraints, future plans or the husbands’ previously expressed opposition — that may be obviated by discussion prior to the abortion
in other words: the state can tell a woman that she must check with her spouse before she gets an abortion.
Anti-abortion is one thing… but it sounds like this guy is just a JERK!
His confirmation should not go smoothly.
The opposition speaks in WaPo’s SCOTUS blog.