A note is nice, but how about overturning Roe?

Alito expresses his gratitude to the religious right.

Tim Grieve
March 2, 2006 7:39PM (UTC)

Samuel Alito will have plenty of chances to show his gratitude to the religious right -- the Supreme Court will consider the federal ban on so-called partial-birth abortions next year, and South Dakota is teeing up another great opportunity down the road -- but he's starting out with a simple word of thanks.

Focus on the Family's James Dobson says he has received a thank-you note from the newest Supreme Court justice. On his radio show, Dobson says that Alito told him that "the prayers of so many people from around the country were a palpable and powerful force" during his road to confirmation.


"As long as I serve on the Supreme Court, I will keep in mind the trust that has been placed in me," Alito told Dobson, and for once we don't begin to doubt him.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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