Thursday, February 02, 2006
Alito Split from Scalia? Bad or Good Omen?
I have no idea what to make of Alito's split from Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts on this capital punishment case: "New Justice Alito split w/ the crt's conservatives Weds night, refusing to let Missouri execute a death-row inmate contesting lethal injection based on the claim that it was a cruel and unusual punishment." Now, this could be good news that he isn't Scalia's "Mini-Me"... or it could be that he is going to pull the "I'm a hardcore Catholic who is gonna ride this pro-life pony for all it is worth". Or maybe, it is a secret ruse to make us females relax our guard about him so we are totally unprepared when we soon have to get those permission slips signed by our husbands/ fathers that will allow us to have a period once a month?