“In evaluating Supreme Court nominees, there is no more important question than whether they are dedicated to equal justice under law. Judge Alito is a highly intelligent man, but his record does not show a judge who is willing to enforce the constitutional limitations on executive power when government officials intrude on individual rights.
His record does not show a judge who is open to the claims of vulnerable individuals asking only justice against powerful institutions.
His record does not show a judge who upholds the liberty and privacy of citizens seeking to protect their fundamental rights.
His record just does not show a judge who is committed to equal justice under law.
That is why I oppose his confirmation to the Supreme Court, and I fervently hope that the Senate will do so as well.”