Today the ACLU announced that it has taken a historic stand against the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. The stand is historic, because the ACLU has only taken a stand against a nominee two times in it's 80+ year history: against Rehnquist and Bork. It takes a truly serious concern for the future of civil liberties and civil rights protections for the ACLU to take a stand against a nominee.
Senators Kohl and Feingold are concerned about the Alito nomination, but have not yet committed to full opposition. It's time for the people of Wisconsin to make that phone call and make sure that the most critical position on the Supreme Court is not filled by an extremist ideologue.
ACLU Announces Opposition to Alito Nomination (1/9/2006)
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NEW YORK -- The American Civil Liberties Union announced today that it will oppose the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the United States Supreme Court.
"At a time when our president has claimed unprecedented authority to spy on Americans and jail terrorism suspects indefinitely, America needs a Supreme Court justice who will uphold our precious civil liberties," said ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero. "Unfortunately, Judge Alito's record shows a willingness to support government actions that abridge individual freedoms."