Monday, October 31, 2005

Congressman Ford Releases Statement On The Nomination Of Judge Samuel Alito

Following President Bush's nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to the Supreme Court, Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. released the following statement:

"Again, this appointment of Judge Samuel Alito by the President deserves fair, close and rigorous scrutiny by the U.S. Senate. As I have said, I would have voted for John Roberts' confirmation as Chief Justice if I was a member of the U.S. Senate. Judge Alito's respect of precedent and settled law, along with gaining an understanding of his temperament, judicial philosophy, grasp of constitutional law and willingness to consider opposing views will be the deciding factors for me on his nomination."