19 July 2009

Is Jeff Sessions a Liar? A Racist? Or just Forgetful?

"I will not vote for -- and no senator should vote for -- an individual nominated by any president who believes it is acceptable for a judge to allow their personal background, gender prejudices, or sympathies to sway their decision in favor of, or against, parties before the court."
-- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), 7/13/09


"When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account."
-- Judge Samuel Alito, 1/11/06, Sessions voted to confirm Alito as a Supreme Court Justice