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Kennedy Backs Kerry in Filibuster of Alito

by Pamela Leavey

I’ve just received the official statement from Senator Kennedy’s office – Kennedy Supports Kerry on the Filibuster of Alito

KENNEDY ON HIS DECISION TO SUPPORT A FILIBUSTER ON NOMINATION OF JUDGE ALITO

Other than voting to send our men and women to war, there is no more important vote in the Senate than our vote on a Supreme Court nominee. This is a vote of a generation and a test of conscience. Judge Alito does not share the values of equality and justice that make this country strong. He does not deserve a place on the highest court of the land.

We owe it to future generations of Americans to oppose this nomination. If Judge Alito is confirmed, he will serve on the court long after President Bush leaves office, and the progress of half a century on the basic rights of all Americans is likely to be rolled back. He’s the wrong justice for justice and the rule of law in America.

See this post for how you can help.

Related Posted: Filibuster Alito, posted by John Kerry.

8 Responses to “Kennedy Backs Kerry in Filibuster of Alito”

  1. FINALLY! About time!

  2. Please, please get the votes for a filibuster! Alito is not right for the common man.

  3. The Democratic party must stand up and be counted. This means you must have the courage of your convictions.

    Alito should be filibustered even if it results in teh Republicans utilizing the nuclear option. What is the difference between not having it and not using it?

    The reason Bush gets away with what he does is that the Republicans are willing t fight for what they believe.

    It is about time the Democrats start doing the same thing.

  4. Keep calling it is 6pm Thursday- 31 NAY votes…10 to go folks- see all those emails and phone calls are helping..go get the list of the Holdouts- pester them- work it…and also Email Kennedy and Kerry THANKS for kicking ass…

  5. Did you see there is a new John Kerry diary at dailykos?

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/1/26/192843/363

    Just posted 7:28 pm. Top of reco list already.

  6. MH

    JK gets around, he’s on the front page here –

    http://blog.thedemocraticdaily.com/?p=1762

  7. Washington is a game of power grabbing , winning seats & then ramming through your agenda & stacking the courts.
    Democrats act like they’re on life support. The Red state democrats scurrying with their tail between their legs cause they dont want to make their constituents mad.

    Principle is lost in washington. votes & appeasing your voters is all that matters. I guess some of us would still be slaves; were these boneheads the best that we had for leaders through our history.

  8. Thank goodness. Good for Kennedy, Kerry, and others supporting a filibuster … hopefully all Democratic senators will realize how important this is to their constituents, and to the country.