Alito troubled by concerns about catholics on court

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Posted: Oct 20, 2009 8:40 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Oct 20, 2009 8:40 PM
Source: Asscoated Press

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Topics: Samuel Alito, Catholic, Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito voice frustration about persistent questions regarding the number of Catholics on the high court. Roman Catholics have a majority. He aired the concerns in a speech in Philadelphia to an Italian-American law group. He says respected people in serious publications questioned if the Catholic-raised judges can be trusted to do their jobs. His answwer was that the Constitution settled the issue long ago with its guarantee of religious freedom. Alito is one of six justices out of nine who were raised Catholic. Just a dozen of the court's 111 justices have been Catholic.

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