An Open Letter from Heaven to Justice Samuel Alito

14 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2010

Date Written: Spring 2007


An open letter that reflects on the sentiments and advice of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is presented. Concerns were raised on Alito's previous judgments on biased trials and his disregard for civil rights. Higginbotham asked Alito to be fair and prevent racial discrimination. He suggests Alito to speak out more decisively on important political and equality issues in the same manner of his predecessor, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Keywords: Supreme Court, judiciary, justices, civil rights, racial discrimination, Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, constitutional interpretation, Sandra Day O'Connor, equal protection issues, judicial philosophy, Constitution of the United States

JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49, J15, J79

Suggested Citation

Higginbotham, F. Michael, An Open Letter from Heaven to Justice Samuel Alito (Spring 2007). Harvard Blackletter Law Journal, Vol. 23, 2007, Available at SSRN: or

F. Michael Higginbotham (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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