According to political commentator Fareed Zakaria, Justice Samuel Alito behaved like a “cheap” commentator condemning Prince Harry for criticizing the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion.
The Duke of Sussex compared the opposite Roe vs. Wade On 18 July Nelson Mandela in remarks at the United Nations for the International Day for the War in Ukraine.
His intervention drew a backlash from Alito, the author of the conservative majority opinion, who said the Duke’s words “really wounded me.”
The Supreme Court justice itself has come in for criticism, with CNN host Zakaria saying on air: “What Alito did, behaved like a cheap, like a commentator, and not particularly good at that, frankly disgusting. was.
“I thought it was the most honorable performance by a Supreme Court judge in his lifetime, I don’t think any of his predecessors would have done it. I think it’s reprehensible.”
What Prince Harry said about ‘constitutional rights’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their third visit to New York as a royal couple for the Duke’s July 18 keynote address to the United Nations in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Harry said: “It’s been a painful year in a painful decade. We live with a pandemic that is ravaging communities in every corner of the world.
“Climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet, with the most vulnerable suffering. Some are weaponizing lies and propaganda at the cost of many.
“And from the terrible war in Ukraine to the withdrawal of constitutional rights in the United States, we are witnessing a global attack on democracy and freedom – Mandela’s cause of life.”
What Samuel Alito said in response to Prince Harry
Alito used a speech at the Religious Freedom Summit in Rome, Italy, to take on Harry and other world leaders on their condemnation. Roe vs. Wade ruling.
A Supreme Court justice examined the name of outgoing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying “he paid the price,” in an apparent reference to the Conservative Party leader’s resignation.
Alito then added: “But what really hurt me was when the Duke of Sussex addressed the United Nations and began comparing the decision which cannot be named with the Russian attack on Ukraine.
“Well, despite this temptation, I am not going to talk about the affairs of other countries,” he continued. “Ultimately, if we are going to win the battle to protect religious freedom in an increasingly secular society, we will need more than positive legislation.”
Fareed Zakaria’s Samuel Alito speech condemned
Zacharias condemns Alito for countering backlash against overturned decision Roe vs. WadeWhich legalized abortion across the United States in 1973.
Following the Supreme Court’s June 2022 decision, states can now decide whether abortion should be legal, paving the way for some to ban it.
Zakaria said: “I think it really hurts the legitimacy of the court. Look, one of the things that has kept the court’s legitimacy over time is a sense of dignity. A sense of glory. The feeling that the judge is the same.” Doing what they’re doing.’
“No one chose them. The reason for their legitimacy is that to put it in very simple words, they behave themselves. They behave according to the dignity and glory of the court.
Zakaria continued, “What Alto did, behaved like a cheap, like a commentator, and wasn’t particularly good at it, was clearly disgusting.” “I thought it was the most honorable performance by a Supreme Court judge in his lifetime, I don’t think any of his predecessors would have done it. I think it’s reprehensible.”
Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York also criticized Alito last week, reversing her opinion for making “political” remarks about foreign leaders. Roe vs. Wade,