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Washington, DC– The Independent Women’s Forum applauds the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, to the United States Supreme Court.

“Judge Alito is a highly-qualified candidate who has demonstrated his strong commitment to the principles of constitutionalism and the rule of law. It is clear from his record and his statements that his judicial philosophy is one we support, that as a judge he will interpret the law, not make law,” said Nancy Pfotenhauer, president of the Independent Women’s Forum.

“Contrary to claims by some feminist groups that Alito is an extremist who will set back women’s rights, IWF believes that Judge Alito is a fair-minded judge whose record will show that he is well within the mainstream. We look forward to the confirmation process,” continued Pfotenhauer.

Judge Alito has served on the Third Circuit with distinction since 1990 when he was unanimously confirmed by a Democrat-controlled Senate. President Bush announced that Judge Alito is his choice to fill the vacancy created when Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced her retirement earlier this year.