In following the confirmation hearings, I found one [actually several] of Alito's comments, "Curious."
He was asked about something that he wrote arguing that the constitution is silent on the "right to privacy." [And, it is] The question [and answer] was framed in terms of the "right to privacy" announced in the Rowe decision.
Alito was asked, with respect to his earlier comments, how he would approach the "right to privacy" question, if raised. Alito's response was that he would "approach with an OPEN MIND]".
It disturbs me that a SCOTUS Candidate would approach with an OPEN MIND, settled law. Would he approach the revisiting of Plessy v. Ferguson in relation to Brown v. Board of Edeucation with an Open Mind? What about the Civil Rights Act? What about the Miranda decision?
It disturbs me that a SCOTUS Candidate would place so little importance on precedent.