TOP ALITO MYTHS AND FALSEHOODS

(Cross posted at Daily Kos.  If you see these myths and falsehoods being repeated in the media, please let us know by contacting us at mm-tips@mediamatters.org.)

Hearings for Samuel Alito will begin this coming Monday.  In anticipation, we just issued a report de-bunking the top six myths and falsehoods that have been advanced by right-wing supporters of Alito.

Top Alito myths and falsehoods

#1: Alito's opinion in Farmer case is evidence that he would vote to uphold Roe

#2: Alito's recusal pledge covered only a limited time frame

#3: Alito is a "strict constructionist"

#4: Alito's 1985 criticism of Roe mirrors legal scholars' opinion that the decision was right but incorrectly reasoned

#5: Alito's 1985 job application does not represent his "personal views"

#6: The "Ginsburg precedent" should apply to the Democrats' handling of Alito

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Time is running short
for anti-Alito petitions, if not for Alito himself.

If you haven't done so already, please sign the petitions below:

American Rights at Work also

Oppose Alito Petition

Defending the Constitution's Stop Alito Petition

http://ga3.org/...

Pretty fresh petition from Moveon.org (especially if you haven't signed yet):

Move On.org's Alito Petition

Kinda new Democratic anti-Alito petition:

Democratic Party's Reject Alito Petition

Stop the NRA is also getting in on the party:

Stop the NRA's Oppose Alito Petiton

People for the American Way:

Save the Court Petition

And while you're at it: sign Planned Parenthood's anti-Alito petition, too:

Planned Parenthood Petition

NARAL is shooting for 500,000 signatures, please add yours:

Naral Anti-Alito Petition

And don't forget: urge Congress to support Plan B:

Plan B Petition



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