Inconsistent chatter from a Sacramento-based 'Sconi attorney.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Feingold loses a "fan"

Avowed fan of Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, Professor Ann Althouse was not impressed with Feingold's justification for voting against forwarding Judge Samuel A. Alito to the full Senate for consideration as Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's replacement on the U.S. Supreme Court:

When did Alito refuse to address a situation where a person was proven innocent? When did Alito say that it's constitutionally acceptable to execute a man we KNOW is innocent? Where did he endorse the "horrific the idea of executing an innocent person"? It didn't happen! True, Alito emphasized the procedures that are required before a man can be executed, but he was never asked what would happen if we actually knew a man was innocent and yet the governor refused to pardon him. At that point would there be a right of action in federal court? Alito was not asked. To assert that he refused to address that situation is plainly unfair. It is demogogery of the sort I believed Feingold was above.

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