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Thursday, January 12, 2006


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WLALA Urges Rejection Of Alito Nomination


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles yesterday urged the Senate to reject the nomination of Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“After a detailed and thorough examination of his writings, the organization advised the Senate Judiciary Chair that Judge Alito’s record strongly suggests that he is not committed to maintaining the progress made on civil rights, women’s rights, and individual liberties, as WLALA demands of any federal court nominee, especially those nominated to the United States Supreme Court,” WLALA President Dominique Shelton said in a statement.

The organization said its Federal Judicial Nominations Committee had extensively reviewed Alito’s opinions and other writings and found that the nominee “has not demonstrated either an open mind to decision-making or a demonstrated commitment to maintaining progress made on civil rights, especially women’s rights, two qualities essential in a Supreme Court justice.”


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