Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is being slammed as an “embarrassment” to the high court after he made remarks regarding the majority opinion he wrote in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health which overturned Roe v. Wade, making a woman’s right to an abortion dependent upon what state she happens to live in.
CNN reports that Alito made his comments at a religious conference hosted by the Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative in Rome:
“I had the honor this term of writing I think the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string of foreign leaders,” Alito said, noting they felt “perfectly fine commenting on American law.”He noted one of the critics was UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has announced his plan to resign in early July, days after the opinion was issued.“He paid the price,” Alito said to laughter and applause. He also criticized French President Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, for their comments criticizing the opinion.
Alito also singled out Prince Harry, verbally trolling him for daring to have an opinion on the matter:
Dripping with sarcasm, Alito told the audience that what really “wounded” him was when Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, “addressed the United Nations and seemed to compare ‘the decision whose name may not be spoken’ with the Russian attack on the Ukraine.”
In his Rome speech on religious liberty, Justice Alito mocked “foreign leaders” who condemned his opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, including Boris Johnson, Macron, Trudeau, and … Prince Harry.
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) July 28, 2022
But Alito is now getting serious pushback for what he said during that speech. Here’s a sampling of what’s being said online:
Samuel Alito is an embarrassment to the Supreme Court because he doesn’t understand there are different religions in America. What makes American great is that we let you practice your faith, change your faith or have no faith at all.
Some religions support abortion, some don’t. https://t.co/Y2gkLpvF6O
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 29, 2022
Remember: it was Alito’s opinion that leaked.
That fact paired with his politicized remarks below should be alarming to anyone.
The Supreme Court is in a legitimacy crisis. Chief Justice Roberts has a responsibility to share the progress & results of SCOTUS’ leak investigation. https://t.co/5AlOb1ihJw
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 28, 2022
Alito is not just a partisan hack. He is the leader of this partisan and reckless court, and he is a clear and present danger to our basic system of governance and of justice. https://t.co/eiGVSS5g8m
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) July 29, 2022
Alito is so extremist far right that his idea of owning the libs is taking shots at Boris Johnson. https://t.co/QArP8hCPtm
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) July 29, 2022
Samuel Alito is a walking, talking advertisement for why we need term limits for federal judges.
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