Justice Alito Gives Insight into the Supreme Court

Justice Samuel AlitoIn a lengthy interview with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito provided insight into the high court’s procedures, commentary on recent cases, and some thoughts on baseball.  Notably, regarding the recent Obergefell v. Hodges ruling on marriage, Justice Alito stated that the idea of “substantive due process” that was key to Justice Kennedy’s ruling “is a very postmodern idea.”  He said that “it’s the right to self-expression” and “if all of this is on the table… where are the legal limits on it?”  He noted that the Court under previous Chief Justice William Rehnquist had attempted to curtail this idea, but that the marriage ruling blew past that limitation.  He added, “We are at sea.”

  • Find the full interview online here.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: July 24, 2015

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