Alito Building Momentum
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It appears President Bush’s second choice to replace the retiring Sandra Day O’Connor is much more popular than his first, especially among conservatives. Hugh Hewitt has a new poll up on the Alito nomination. With 18,000 votes counted, approximately 94% think President Bush made a wise choice and would support the use of the so-called “nuclear option” if Democrats choose to filibuster. Presumably, this same number would support Judicial Watch’s ongoing lawsuit against the U.S. Senate. JW is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to declare judicial filibusters unconstitutional. Oral arguments began last Friday.
Click here to read more about JW’s lawsuit.
Click here to read an op-ed by JW President Tom Fitton.
Click here to ready some excellent blogging by Michelle Malkin on the Alito nomination.
Click here to read Judge Alito’s financial disclosure forms, which are available only at Judicial Watch.