Monday, October 18, 2010

Justice Alito Warns That Law Schools Are Undermining The Constitution

Alito's Warning
By Shelagh Gray
October 16, 2010

Justice Samuel Alito Wednesday warned Americans of a grave danger to constitutional governance, laying blame squarely on the nation's law schools.

Having suffered the president's critical remarks and the ensuing Congressional Democrats' standing ovation at the 2010 State of the Union address, the headline from Justice Samuel Alito's "Let Judges be Judges" speech Wednesday night at the Manhattan Institute's Wriston Lecture was that he doubts he will be in attendance when the State of the Union address is again delivered next January. Sad as I am to see the rot of dirty politics sully a dignified custom of our great nation, I was far more disturbed by another section of Justice Alito's speech in which ...

"... he used the occasion to warn that the nation's most prestigious law schools are now dominated by "judicial theorists" who oppose judges applying the laws and the Constitution as written.
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