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Newest Justice Tips High Court To Right; Alito Cast Key Votes In Major 5 To 4 Rulings On Abortion And Campaign Finance

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2007
The Washington Post
Robert Barnes

Lecturer in Law Thomas Goldstein comments on Supreme Court Decisions about abortion rights and campaign finance reform:

Alito's votes have provided for "a completely uniform step to the right" for the court, said Akin Gump's Thomas C. Goldstein. But he added that there is a "big difference" in style between Alito and Roberts and their brethren on the right, Scalia and Clarence Thomas.

"Justice Alito, I think, is a very measured conservative, not in the mold of someone who wants to dramatically rewrite doctrine in the manner that Justice Thomas and Justice Scalia are very comfortable and enthusiastic about."