Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Here's A Surprise: Nat'l Association of Manufacturers Supports Alito

Well, blow me over with a feather duster!

The National Association of Manufacturers came out today officially in support of Judge Samuel Alito to become a Supreme.
The Committee reviewed Alito’s record according to five criteria related to his intellect, experience, integrity, judicial temperament and understanding of the consequences of judicial decisions on business issues.


[NAM President John] Engler reiterated his position, first stated during the Roberts confirmation process, that business can no longer afford to sit out Supreme Court confirmation debates and allow them to be cast only in terms of social issues. “In reality, the vast majority of non-criminal cases before the federal courts relate to business issues such as contract law, employment law, regulatory issues, and property rights,” Engler said. “We have an interest in this confirmation and we intend to participate in the debate.
I'm sure this must be good news because one of NAM's criteria is "A commitment to applying the law rather than his or her own personal views."

So he will clearly support the proposition that
Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees;

Employers who kill must be shaking in their boots.


OK, gotta go. I have an important meeting with the tooth fairy.

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