TITLE

Answer Key

AUTHOR(S)
Rosen, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
New Republic;11/21/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 21, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on Samuel Alito Jr., the recent nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. The author believes that the relevant question regarding Alito is whether he believes in judicial deference to Congress, the states, and previous Supreme Court precedents, or whether he has an agenda to turn back the constitutional clock to the pre-New Deal era. His dissent from his colleagues' decision to uphold the constitutionality of a federal law prohibiting the possession or transfer of machine guns suggests Alito might be a conservative activist. His stances on abortion, however, are nuanced and restrained.
ACCESSION #
18857574

 

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