Alito sarcastically claimed to have been “wounded” by Prince Harry’s comparison of the Dobbs decision to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It’s rare for Supreme Court justices to speak publicly about domestic politics, and even rarer for them to speak about international affairs. The George W. Bush-appointed justice warned against religious intolerance and persecution in his speech, arguing for the protection of religious liberties. Alito remarked on the Roman setting of his speech, mentioning the persecution of Christians in antiquity. The judge pointed to the Constitution’s protection of religious liberty as a rare exception in human history, noting that religious persecution has instead been the unfortunate norm. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
In his Rome speech on religious liberty, Justice Alito mocked “foreign leaders” who condemned his opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, including Boris Johnson, Macron, Trudeau, and … Prince Harry.Of Boris, Alito quipped: “He paid the price.” https://t.co/NPqalw0KA6 pic.twitter.com/xC0qguZ31n — Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) July 28, 2022