Two Takes on the Alito Nomination: Right and Left

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of the liberal The Nation, and Richard Lowry, editor of the conservative National Review, discuss the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Both agree that this nomination is a victory for conservatives.

But that's where the agreement ends. Vanden Heuvel says if Alito's nomination is confirmed, the court will threaten fundamental rights. Lowry says Alito will bring the Supreme Court closer to the conservative ideal of a court that strictly interprets the Constitution as it was written.

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