Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The AP reports on a speech given by Justice Alito yesterday in which he expressed frustration regarding persistent questions about having six Catholics on the Supreme Court. Our own Rick Garnett is quoted in the article expressing support for Alito's conviction that Catholic justices can be trusted to do their jobs. Rick says, "It's not the calling of a Catholic judge to enforce the teachings of the faith. It's the calling of a Catholic judge, as well as he or she can, to interpret and apply the laws of the political community." I agree with Rick's view, but I don't think everyone does. Roy Moore, Robert Cover, and Antonin Scalia (at least on the death penalty) come to mind.