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Justice Samuel Alito Snubs Obama/Biden Visit to the Supreme Court

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U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (L) and Vice President-elect Joe Biden (R) visit the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington January 14, 2009. Also pictured are Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. (2nd L) and justices John Paul Stevens (3rd L), Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clarence Thomas (rear), and David Souter (2nd R)

At least there is one American conservative who is NOT AMOURED with “The One” and his VP, Joe Biden.

President-elect Barack Obama paid a visit Wednesday to the Supreme Court and chatted in front of a fireplace with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., a fellow Harvard law graduate whose confirmation he opposed three years ago.

The two will meet again at noon Tuesday, when the chief justice gives the oath of the office to the incoming president.

Wednesday’s meeting was described as a relaxed, get-acquainted session. It included Roberts, seven associate justices and Vice President-elect Joe Biden.

The absence of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., who was at the court Wednesday morning for arguments in two cases, was a mystery. He has, however, voiced lingering anger over Senate Democrats, including Obama and Biden, who voted against his confirmation three years ago. When walking on Capitol Hill, Alito has said, he crosses to the far side of the street whenever he nears the Senate Office Building.

Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is anything but a hypocrite. Obama and Biden gave him a rough,difficult time during his confirmation and Biden even for a time supported a filibuster of Alito’s nomination. So, why bother with even being pleasant? They were not very kind to Alito who when nominated was already a federal appellate justice.

Flap wrote many pieces about Alito’s fight for confirmation and can be found in the Alito Archive here.

Exit question: Wonder what Alito thought of George Will’s little dinner party the other night?

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito


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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Strikes Back at Vice President Elect Joe Biden Over Plagiarism

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.., jokingly puts on a Princeton Tigers cap during Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito’s confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito strikes back by joking about Vice President-Elect Joe Biden’s proclivity for PLAGIARISM.

At a gala dinner hosted by the American Spectator Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. cracked wise at Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s expense, raising the Delaware senator’s past brushes with academic dishonesty to the delight of his conservative audience.

Recalling an incident in which an article he submitted to the Spectator was rejected for publication, Alito began by joking that his unpublished piece had detailed how he would vote on the most controversial issues facing the Supreme Court.

Then — in the process of suggesting things had turned out well for him despite this rejection — Alito trained his sights on Barack Obama’s running mate.

“To coin a phrase, in the spirit of the vice president-elect,” Alito began, “you don’t always get what you want, but you get what you need.”

Alito paused before continuing: “Did somebody say that before?”

This IS funny.

And, to pay back an ass clown like Biden is well fitting retribution.

Alito, who as a Supreme Court justice holds a nonpolitical office, prefaced his joke by recounting the story of his 2005 faceoff with Biden, when the future vice president grilled Alito for his association with a conservative group of Princeton University alumni — and later returned to the hearing room sporting a Princeton baseball cap in order to calm the mood.

Now, watch  the LEFT’s comments – what a hate monger Alito is.

But, what a LIAR and PLAGIARIST Biden is.


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Justice Samuel Alito Watch: CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE AND SWORN IN By Chief Justice John Roberts

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U.S. President George W. Bush shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito (3rd R) at the White House January 31, 2006. Alito was confirmed by the U.S. Senate 58-42 on Tuesday and was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. Alito replaces retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and becomes the 110th member of the Supreme Court.

ASSociated Press: Alito Is Sworn in As Associate Justice

Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. was sworn in as the nation’s 110th Supreme Court justice on Tuesday after being confirmed by the Senate in one of the most partisan victories in modern history.

Alito was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court building across from the Capitol at about 12:40 p.m. EST, court officials said.

Alito and his wife, Martha-Ann Bomgardner, along with other members of the court and their spouses, attended the ceremony in the justices’ conference room. The 55-year-old New Jersey jurist took both the constitutional and judicial oaths so he can immediately participate in court decisions.

Alito will be ceremonially sworn in a second time at a White House East Room appearance on Wednesday.

“Sam Alito is a brilliant and fair-minded judge who strictly interprets the Constitution and laws and does not legislate from the bench,” President Bush said after the vote. “He is a man of deep character and integrity, and he will make all Americans proud as a justice on our highest court.”

Alito’s swearing-in came only hours after the Senate voted 58-42 to confirm Alito – a former federal appellate judge, U.S. attorney, and conservative lawyer for the Reagan administration from New Jersey – as the replacement for retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who has been a moderate swing vote on the court.

All but one of the Senate’s majority Republicans voted for his confirmation, while all but four of the Democrats voted against Alito. Republican Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island voted no and Democrats Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Tim Johnson of South Dakota and Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia voted yes.

That is the smallest number of senators in the president’s opposing party to support a Supreme Court justice in modern history. Chief Justice John Roberts got 22 Democratic votes last year, and Justice Clarence Thomas – who was confirmed in 1991 on a 52-48 vote – got 11 Democratic votes.

Congratulations to Justice Alito and his family!


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Samuel Alito Watch: Filibuster Attempt Fizzles – Alito Headed Toward Confirmation

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Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, center, smiles as he arrives to meet Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., in her Capitol Hill office Monday, Jan. 30, 2006. Time is running out for liberals trying to block Alito. Senators planned to vote Monday on whether to shut down a filibuster attempt aimed at keeping the conservative judge off the nation’s highest court. Behind Alito is White House aide Jamie Brown.

ASSociated Press: Senate Moves Alito Close to Confirmation

The Senate on Monday all but guaranteed Samuel Alito’s confirmation as the nation’s 110th Supreme Court justice, shutting down a last-minute attempt by liberals to block the conservative judge’s nomination with a filibuster.

Republican and Democratic senators, on a 72-25 vote, agreed to end their debate, setting up a Tuesday morning vote on Alito’s confirmation to replace retiring moderate Justice
Sandra Day O’Connor.

“I am pleased that a strong, bipartisan majority in the Senate decisively rejected attempts to obstruct and filibuster an up-or-down vote on Judge Sam Alito’s nomination,” President Bush said.

The LEFT wimps out on the Alito filibuster and the Gang of 14 takes the credit…..

“We saw no reason for the members of this group to support a filibuster,” said senior Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a member of the “Gang of 14” — a group of Republicans and Democrats who have pledged not to filibuster unless there are “extraordinary circumstances.”

The Fat Lady has Sung……..Confirmation tomorrow morning…….

Congratulations to Justice Samuel Alito.

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