Skip to main content

View Diary: Alito lacks support (411 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Umm no (none)
    He didn't say he believed in a "generalized right to privacy"  He was very clear about that.  Go back and watch the tapes. And he certainly didn;t endorse Roe (though he did endorse Griswold).
    •  He did say he believed in a right to privacy. (none)
      He said so again and again.  He said this right was to be found in many different places in the consititution including the liberty clause of the 14th amendment.  The very same right to privacy that was used to uphold Roe.

      BIDEN: I thank you very much.

      Now, you have already said to the chairman that you agree that there's a right to privacy. And you said the Supreme Court found such a right in part in the Fourteenth amendment. My question is: Do you agree that -- not what said law is -- what do you think?

      Do you agree that there is a right of privacy to be found in the liberty clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?

      ROBERTS: I do, Senator. I think that the court's expressions, and I think if my reading of the precedent is correct, I think every justice on the court believes that, to some extent or another.

      Liberty is not limited to freedom from physical restraint. It does cover areas, as you said, such as privacy. And it's not protected only in procedural terms but it is protected substantively as well. Again, I think every member of the court subscribes to that proposition.

      If they agree with Bowling against Sharpe, as I'm sure all of them do, they are subscribing to that proposition to some extent or another.

      BIDEN: Do you think there's a liberty right of privacy that extends to women in the Constitution?

      ROBERTS: Certainly.

      BIDEN: In the Fourteenth amendment?

      ROBERTS: Certainly.

      "... the Republicans have fucked reality so hard they need a physics professor to straighten them out." -- hamletta

      by manyoso on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 08:37:08 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site