Wednesday, January 11, 2006

You Should Read It Sometime, Senator

This exchange between Judge Alito and Sen. Chuck Shumer at Alito's confirmation hearing has made the whole thing worth it:
Shumer: Does the Constitution protect free speech?

Alito: Yes, Senator, the First Amendment protects free speech.

Shumer: Well, why can you give me a straight answer on that issue but not give me a straight answer on abortion?

Alito: Because the text of the Constitution explicitly includes the term "free speech".
(Hat tip: the evangelical outpost)

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