REUTERS: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito says pandemic has led to unimaginable curbs on liberty
Supreme Court Justices aren't supposed to be political hacks. This right-wing speech is nakedly partisan. My bill to #EndCorruptionNow restores some integrity to our Court by forcing Justices to follow the ethics rules other federal judges follow. https://t.co/VAjFAqGesN
Alito is done.
That was easily the most political speech I’ve ever seen delivered by a Supreme Court justice. Wow. Same-sex marriage, guns, abortion, contraception, persecution of the Federalist Society ... he really squeezed it all in there. Yikes.
Well said by Justice Alito:
"The pandemic has resulted in previous unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty... The COVID crisis has served as a sort of constitutional stress test... it has highlighted disturbing trends that were already present before the virus struck."
Alito outs himself as full-on partisan crusader. At Federalist Society, no less. #CapturedCourts
Alito is delivering the keynote speech at this year’s Federalist Society convention. He’s using the occasion to defend the group, claiming its members face “harassment and retaliation for saying anything that departs from the law school orthodoxy.”
I'm not surprised that Justice Alito believes any of those things. One need only read his written opinions to see most of them.
I'm surprised that he decided to *say* them in a public speech that was livestreamed over the internet—clips of which will now be recirculated forever.
Here is Justice Alito complaining that the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision has crushed the free speech of anti-LGBTQ advocates.
Alito told the Federalist Society that he’s worried about religious liberty. Specifically, the liberty to prevent same gender couples from getting married. Jesus!
Yikes. Alito condemns Obergefell, the same-sex marriage decision, and says it has led to censorship of people who believe marriage is “a union of one man and one woman.” Says freedom of speech is “falling out of favor in some circles.”
UHHH, Alito seems to be criticizing governors for issuing “sweeping restrictions” in response to COVID-19. Also criticizes progressives and New Dealers for putting too much faith in scientists and experts.
Justice Alito said “We've never before seen restrictions as severe, extensive and prolonged as those experienced for most of 2020.” He said, “Things that were previously unimaginable”— “religious liberty is fast becoming a disfavored right”
Justice Samuel Alito: "It pains me to say this. But in certain quarters, religious liberty is fast becoming a disfavored right.”
Justice Alito’s Admonition last night should be heeded by every @yaf
member. “We need to do whatever we can to prevent our fundamental freedoms from becoming second-tier constitutional rights.”
Alito now condemns Washington State for requiring pharmacies to carry Plan B, “which destroys an embryo after fertilization.”
He also criticizes the Colorado civil rights commissioner in Masterpiece Cakeshop who said “freedom of religion” can be used for discrimination.
You have the freedom to say you don’t agree with gay marriage just like others have the freedom to call you a bigot for it. Just because as society grows to be more inclusive, doesn’t mean we are losing free speech, as Judge Alito is suggesting here. https://t.co/kjuSzf8GYJ
How can litigants with claims on these issues now believe they can get a fair hearing from Alito? His comments erode trust & integrity in the Supreme Court.
It took a U.S. Supreme Court Justice months to say this, but @adamscrabble
has been saying this for months and how #COVID19 enabled governments to gain control over populations.
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During a speech before the Federalist Society on Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito stated that “in certain quarters, religious liberty is fast becoming a disfavored right.” https://t.co/4PQt398NId
"The pandemic has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty." Justice Alito #FedSoc2020 https://t.co/kZAfnhvsWM
Justice Samuel Alito—a white male heterosexual in high court's 6-3 majority—explains victimization https://t.co/W9tMD0xrk5
After positioning the Supreme Court's passage of marriage equality as in conflict with free speech, Alito said "one of the great challenges for the Supreme Court going forward will be to protect freedom of speech." https://t.co/BSGbisDUYl
Tribal warlord Sam Alito, as angry and unhinged in his partisan speeches to the fedsoc as he is in his judicial opinions. Thread —> https://t.co/0fayiY6AaY
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God help us. "Putting too much faith in science and experts." I'd like Alito to explain that to the 240,000 or so people who have died so far, and the many, many more who have been adversely impacted. Alito needs to put a sock in it.
In 2020, it is "nakedly partisan" to say things about religious liberty that were widely held, by Democrats and Republicans, when they passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993...
... and the next few years are going to be a challenge.