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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Here is the best reason I have seen to filibuster Alito. An excerpt from a fellow bloggers' letter to his Senator. There are other reasons such as the very real possibility of Roe V. Wade being overturned and the fact that pretty much all of his decisions have benefited corporations over the individual. But this one really sticks in my craw. The founding folks of this country did not want a strong executive branch. They had just thrown off the yoke of King George in England and knew the importance of checks and balances. Judge Alito could very well take this country back to that.

The concept of a "unitary executive", which Judge Alito advocates, should be
repugnant to any conservative. For over 200 years, the United States Supreme
Court has been viewed as the final arbiter of what is and what is not the
law. "It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial
department to say what the law is," declared Chief Justice John
Marshall in 1803. "This is the very essence of judicial duty." Yet you are about
to confirm a Justice to that court who does not believe this. Judge
Alito apparently holds the view that the President, as Chief Executive,
has virtually no limits to his to executive power. This is utterly
opposed to the conservative notion of limited government, or the idea
that powers not specified in the Constitution are not permitted the Federal Government.
This was posted on Democratic Underground. Contact these US Senators if you want to preserve the balance of power between the 3 branches of government. It is vital that you contact these people TODAY or by Monday morning at the very latest. Seriously.

You can call/email/fax Senator McCain.
Phoenix5353 North 16th StreetSuite 105Phoenix, Arizona 85016Phone: (602) 952-2410Fax: (602) 952-8702
Tempe4703 S. Lakeshore DriveSuite 1Tempe, Arizona 85282Phone: (480) 897-6289Fax: (480) 897-8389
Tucson407 W. Congress StreetSuite 103Tucson, Arizona 85701Phone: (520) 670-6334Fax: (520) 670-6637

email here:

You can call/email/fax Senator Kyl

WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE730 Hart Senate BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510Phone: (202) 224-4521Fax: (202) 224-2207

PHOENIX OFFICE2200 East Camelback, Suite 120Phoenix, Arizona 85016-3455Phone: (602) 840-1891Fax: (602) 957-6838

TUCSON OFFICE7315 North Oracle Road, Suite 220Tucson, Arizona 85704Phone: (520) 575-8633Fax: (520) 797-3232

Email here

"Just talked to Kerry's office in Boston….I was told that Reid is on board for the filibuster - but calls need to be made to Landrieau, Salazar, Johnson, and Byrd BY EVERYONE no matter your location. "

Robert Byrd (WV)311 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510(202) 224-3954Web Form: (202) 228-0002

Mary Landrieu (LA)724 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510(202) 224-5824Web Form: (202) 224-973508

K. Salazar (CO)UNITED STATES SENATE WASHINGTON DC 20510(202) 224-5852Web Form: (202) 228-5036

Johnson, Tim- (D - SD) Class II136 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510(202) 224-5842Web Form:
Also, worth a shot:

Susan Collins (ME)461 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510Phone: (202) 224-2523Web Form: (202) 224-2693

Olympia Snowe (ME)154 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington DC 20510Phone: (202) 224-1946WebForm: (202) 224-1946

The Young Turks are filibustering Alito this weekend. Listen here


At 8:09 PM, Blogger Ghostgrrrl said...

Here are some additional Senators to call in order of importance.

Joe Biden

Phone: (202) 224-5042 / (302) 573-6345

Fax: (202) 224-0139 / (302) 573-6351


Bob Menendez

Phone: (202) 224-4744

Fax: (202) 228-2197


Mark Pryor

Phone: (202) 224-2353 / (501) 324-6336

Fax: (202) 228-0908 / (501) 324-5320


Blanche Lincoln

Phone: (202) 224-4843 / (501) 375-2993

Fax: (202) 228-1371 / (501) 375-7064


Maria Cantwell

Phone: (202) 224-3441 / (206) 220-6400

Fax: (202) 228-0514 / (206) 220-6404


Kent Conrad

Phone: (202) 224-2043 / (701) 258-4648

Fax: (202) 224-7776 / (701) 258-1254


Byron Dorgan

Phone: (202) 224-2551 / (701) 250-4618

Fax: (202) 224-1193 / (701) 250-4484



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