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Schumer Opening Statement


Schumer, too, is hiding behind the skirts of Harriet Miers and Justice O’Connor.

Thinks it’s the role of justices to “define our freedom”. So much for any role left to representative democracy.

Schumer says that Alito has a “triply high burden”. But given that he voted against Roberts and has repeatedly distorted Alito’s record, there’s no point in trying to clear the Schumer hurdle.


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