In a footnote of a draft opinion on abortion access, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito quoted from a 2008 government report on the demand for adoption in the U.S., which used the phrase, “domestic supply of infants.” Posts on social media critical of the opinion have misleadingly suggested that Alito himself came up with the phrase.
Person: Samuel Alito
Biden Hasn’t ‘Stopped Abortion,’ Contrary to Social Media Claim
Gorsuch’s ‘Mainstream’ Measurement
Supporters of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination describe him as a “mainstream judge.” Their evidence: He has voted nearly 99 percent with the majority on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and 97 percent of the court’s rulings were unanimous. But what do those statistics tell us? Not much.
Anti-Alito Ad Uses Selective Quotes
It cites a study saying Alito ruled to narrow privacy rights. It didn’t quote the part saying he’s seen as restrained and nonpartisan.
Does Alito Pretend To Be A Moderate?
We examine a MoveOn.org ad saying he “plays one on TV,” and implying he gives misleading answers to “problem” questions.
Dueling Alito Ads
A liberal ad suggests Alito can’t be trusted. A conservative ad says he’s admired. We supply context.
Liberal Ad Against Alito: True As Far As It Goes
A mostly liberal group’s ad says Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito made a ruling “to make it easier for corporations to discriminate” and also “voted to approve the strip search of a 10-year-old girl.” As is often the case with 30-second ads, there’s more to it than that.