Justice Alito inflames the Progressives with his fiery speech


 

Twitter was aflame last night. A whole lot of Progressives got their knickers in a knot over the speech given by Justice Alito at the Federalist Society. Usually the speeches are not taped, but because of Covid we have the opportunity to be able to view it.

I have a short clip, a transcript as well as the full video of his speech. Take heart fellow patriots. If not now, sometime over the weekend do check out the full speech to warm the cockles of your hearts.

“This speech is like I woke up from a vampire dream,” University of Baltimore law professor and former federal prosecutor Kim Wehle wrote. “Unscrupulously biased, political, and even angry. I can’t imagine why Alito did this publicly. Totally inappropriate and damaging to the Supreme Court.”

Without saying the words “court-packing,” Alito warns about Democratic efforts to “bully” the court with threats to “restructure” it. Tells a story about a foreign judge threatened with death if he didn’t rule for the government, Stern, Salon’s legal writer writes.

As the speech wrapped up Stern observes, “Alito is done. That was easily the most political speech I’ve ever seen delivered by a Supreme Court justice. Wow. Same-sex marriage, guns, abortion, contraception, persecution of the Federalist Society … he really squeezed it all in there. Yikes.”

Alito also gave a regular lament from legal conservatives, complaining that law schools are hostile to those with right-of-center political views and others whose beliefs go against the majority viewpoint.

“Unfortunately, tolerance for opposing views is now in short supply in many law schools and in the broader academic community,” the justice said. “When I speak with recent law school graduates, what I hear over and over is that they face harassment and retaliation if they say anything that departs from the law school orthodoxy.”

Alito didn’t hold back on other controversial subjects, even suggesting that the pressure Christians face surrounding their religious beliefs is akin to the strictures the U.S. placed on Germany and Japan after World War II.

“The pandemic has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty,” Alito said, insisting that such an observation was transparently true. “The Covid crisis has served as a sort of constitutional stress test and in doing so it has highlighted disturbing trends that were already in evidence before the pandemic struck.”

“One of the great challenges for the Supreme Court going forward will be to protect freedom of speech. Although that freedom is falling out of favor in some circles, we need to do whatever we can to prevent it from becoming a second-tier constitutional right,” he said.

From Reason:

Usually, Justice Alito prohibits his remarks to be recorded, so Zoom has some perks.  He talks about COVID and religious liberty, the freedom of speech, the Second Amendment, and “bullying” of the Supreme Court by U.S. Senators. I ran the video through the Otter transcription service.

For the transcript go to Otter transcription

Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito criticizes the left in speech given at the Federalist Society. Religious liberty and COVID-19 restrictions were some of the issues.

A short clip:

 

 

Here is the full speech.

Address by Justice Samuel Alito

 

 

The swamp is not a bit happy.

27 Responses to “Justice Alito inflames the Progressives with his fiery speech”

  1. Mustang.Koji Says:

    Shared on Parler as well… Happy Sunday!

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  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    It’s good to hear him talking like this because SCOTUS is going to be put to the test over these COVID restrictions once Biden gets started and I hope they are up to the task, at least with ACB on the court now there should he a conservative majority again, even with the loss of Roberts.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      That will be the last stand Steve… hope they are up to the task.

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      • peter3nj Says:

        While just now listening to the entire speech and nearing its end I got to thinking this was a eulogy of sorts when several minutes later at 48:01 Alito quoted Learned Hand: ” Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.” I have been thinking for some time now that even the God who we kicked to the curb some time ago “can even do much to help it.”
        What he failed to mention though is that the supreme court has been almost non stop in legislating from the bench as much or more than the congress has attempted to influence the court. We are nearing the end of the opera and now just waiting for the fat lady to sing. One man’s opinion.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Peter.. no doubt he is aware and perhaps because of the latest edition to the court he feels he is able to speak out now. I really have never heard him speak before.

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  3. geeez2014 Says:

    One of the commenters at the video site wrote “This speech makes me smarter and more scared”
    Exactly.

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  4. Mustang Says:

    I appreciate having the opportunity to listen to Justice Alito. He’s an amazingly insightful man, and I have to say that I’m glad he’s one of our associate justices. Thank you, Bunks, for posting the speech. Now with that said, and understanding exactly what Alito said about entertaining different points of view, it would seem to me that those who have expressed “dismay” about what he said must surely be of the lowest possible intellect … and by their dither on Twitter, make his point almost as well as he did in speaking. We do live in interesting times. May God save our Republic from the rule of nabobs.

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    • geeez2014 Says:

      Mustang, you’re so right. I listened to the whole thing just now and had to reread the quotes Bunk put up for us to see, thinking “What speech did they SEE?” His last words were so scary I almost wish I hadn’t listened because I believe any semblance of the importance of liberty has been taught out of our young people….and he is so right; it’s ALL about LIBERTY. I believe their dithering absolutely make his point….almost unbelievable. He made such good cases for the freedom of religion, arms, etc etc and the FREEDOM OF THE SUPREME COURT TO RULE UNENCUMBERED BY THE LEFTWING PABLUM THAT THREATENS ALL OF US TODAY>

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    • Mustang Says:

      You’re so right, Z. I could visualize the senatorial bullies threatening the Supreme Court of the United States … no doubt Schumer was one. Bullying is what American politics has devolved into. We absolutely MUST stand up to the bullies, or they will eventually control us. America will transform itself from the land of the free to a land of filthy communist despots and a people mindlessly going along with the program.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      It is going to be a very close call……

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  5. peter3nj Says:

    Either the court wakes up from its suicidal stupor or Alito is marginalized. While there are other options these two seem to be the most obvious choices.
    As I noted somewhere before the following sums up the Democrats, the left successfully controlling the narrative:
    Abortion equates reproductive rights.
    It’s kinda like calling decapitation a haircut or a close shave.
    Let’s see how the Democrats handle this.

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  6. hocuspocus13 Says:

    Bravo Alito Bravo

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  7. markone1blog Says:

    By the way, Fox (or maybe I should call them Faux from now on), I don’t need you to tell me what the speaker said. Let me hear the speaker say it. You are showing your leftward tendencies by pulling this bull.

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  8. markone1blog Says:

    If Twitter could be set on fire, I would like to be given a torch.

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  9. markone1blog Says:

    Alito’s observations on “rules by experts” sounds like the COVID dictatorship I have heard from multiple sources. Truthfully, I agree with all of his points — no constitutionally-protected right of gambling (versus our right to freely practice our religion), no duty to destroy life (as opposed to our supposed right to life — the basis for all of our other rights), and many other points that I talk at length on.

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