The Alito Nomination
On October 31, President Bush nominated Judge Samuel Alito to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court. On January 6th, CRC released a report on Judge Alito's record on environmental issues entitled, "Alito Nomination Raises Fundamental Concerns about the Future of Environmental Law " and asked the Senate to examine his record closely during his confirmation hearings. The news release for this report is available here. To see Community Rights Counsel’s initial release on the Alito nomination click here.
To see a copy of the letter CRC sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee expressing our opposition to the confirmation of Alito, click here.
For a summary of cases indicating Judge Alito's tendency in divided cases to favor corporate interests over workers and the environment, click here.
Community Rights Counsel's reaction to the Alito nomination has been published in the following stories:
Further Reading on Alito the Environment, Federalism and the Commerce Clause:
OP/Ed’s & Editorials: