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Alito’s Libertarian Leanings



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UCLA law professor and noted blogger Eugene Volokh details why a Justice Alito might have a libertarian streak when it comes to First Amendment issues. According to Eugene, “A Justice Alito would likely take a pretty broad view of free speech protections; support religious exemptions from some generally applicable laws; uphold evenhanded benefit programs that include both religious and secular institutions; and uphold the use of religious symbolism by the government.”



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