All of that history of not expressing opinions, including slavery, and all the UUA can say is this,
Washington Office for Advocacy Director Rob Keithan said:Member deserve some details on Alito's record to warrent this exceptional act.
"The decision to take a position on a judicial nominee is not one the UUA takes up lightly. The nomination of Judge Samuel Alito Jr. is significantly different from that of Chief Justice John Roberts or Harriet Miers, in that he has an extensive judicial record that clearly reveals his judicial philosophy on a wide range of issues. After extensive research, Unitarian Universalist Association staff agreed that Judge Alito's rulings revealed a pattern of views that were outside the mainstream and hostile to established precedent favoring civil liberties."