In a speech to the Federalist Society Thursday as part of its annual conference, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. spoke of the importance of judges interpreting “what the law is and not what it should be.” He said, “That should be the basic starting point for anyone discussing the role of federal courts. But this basic starting point has been and always will be under attack, sometimes subtly and sometimes overtly.”

Alito stood up for his newest colleague, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who Alito said had been criticized during her confirmation hearings for repeatedly saying that her tenure on the high court would be characterized by fidelity to the law.

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