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View Diary: What a ScAlito Court Would Mean to Me (219 comments)

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  •  Thanks, McJoan, for this ... (4.00)
    ...window into how a national policy affects you personally. Our arsenal against Alito - already bulging the minute he was nominated - is growing thanks to reminders like yours.

    Your remark "...(that [Alito] could find that there was no foundation for the idea that women were unfairly burdened by not being allowed maternity leave absolutely baffles the mind)... expresses exactly what I was thinking while reading your summary of what FMLA is all about.

    For those of us first-crest baby-boomers who will turn 60 next year and are seeing our parents depart in ever-larger numbers, FMLA offers some modest assistance in our time of grief and turmoil. The only word that comes to mind in reviewing Alito's comments in this case is: cold-blooded.

    •  Alito Can Afford to be Cold-blooded... (none)
      With a net worth of well over $600,000 and counting, Alito can probably afford to provide for his elderly mother (bless her candor!) and his wife and children. He will not need to apply for FMLA benefits, especially on his Supreme Court salary. Somehow, the idea that he would take unpaid leave to stay home with his mom is difficult to imagine. Visit her now and then, yes, but take care of her? Hardly. Anyway, he's got his wife to attend to Mom. Should we ask HER how she feels, down deep?

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