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Samuel Alito

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Your record raises troubling questions about whether you appreciate the checks and balances in our Constitution -- the careful efforts of our Founding Fathers to protect us from a government or a president determined to seize too much power over our lives.
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Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-ILL) at Alito's confirmation hearing.

 
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