Americans United Issues Report on Alito’s Track Record on Religious Liberties

December 16, 2005

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

On December 16, 2005 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. harbors a narrow view of religious liberty and would likely join the Supreme Court’s most conservative members in dismantling the wall separating religion and government, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. In a 22-page report issued today, Americans United detailed Alito’s troubling legal record on church-state issues and called on the Senate to reject his nomination... Americans United’s report reveals that as a judge on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Alito consistently chipped away at the principle of church-state separation, which has protected religious minorities from oppression. The report argues that replacing O’Connor with Alito 'would fundamentally alter First Amendment law[s] and immediately put at risk many of the crucial protections for religious minorities that the Supreme Court has recognized and consistently enforced over the past sixty years.'"