Professor Somin Comments on Alito's Libertarian Streak
Professor Ilya Somin is author of an article examining the libertarian leanings of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
Alito's Libertarian Streak, The American Spectator Online, November 10, 2005. By Ilya Somin.
"Obviously, Alito is far from being an across-the-board libertarian. But there is much for libertarians to like in his record, more than in the case of Scalia. Liberals understandably have less reason to support Alito than libertarians do. But they should think seriously about whether they would rather have a conservative with a significant libertarian streak like Alito or a pro-government conservative who will be just as likely to overturn Roe, but less likely to vote to restrict government power over religious freedom, free speech, or immigration."