As the hearing opened, Alito sought to put the issue to rest by saying he would approach abortion cases with an ''open mind" and by acknowledging that past opinions have substantial value. (Boston Globe, 1/11/06)
WASHINGTON – For months Samuel Alito fended off questions about his views on abortion.At least he didn't try to claim he was the Sausage King of Chicago.
Now, the new Supreme Court justice will answer.
He took the bench Tuesday, and the very first case that justices agreed to hear was on the contentious issue.