This does not bode well for our new Supreme Court. It seems Justice Samuel Alito feels beholden to radical right-wing cleric James Dobson among others for his elevation to the court. DENVER -- Focus on the Family founder James Dobson said new Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sent him a thank-you letter for support during his Senate confirmation hearings.
Dobson said Wednesday in his radio broadcast that Alito's letter thanked him and his listeners. Dobson opposes abortion and had urged his listeners to support the nominations of Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts. On Wednesday, Dobson said that support had "affected history" by helping put both men on the court in time to hear a pending case on partial-birth abortion.
Focus on the Family is a conservative Christian ministry based in Colorado Springs. It says its broadcasts and publications reach more than 200 million people worldwide.