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Thank John Engler for Big Business Support for Alito

There’s an interesting story in today’s Investors Business Daily. It focuses on the National Association of Manufacturers’ recent endorsement of Judge Alito’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. For a long time, the business portion of the conservative coalition was often reticent to get involved with Supreme Court battles because the folks in corporate board rooms are squeamish when it comes to talking about the social issues that often dominate the debate.

But Governor John Engler, who now heads NAM, understands that the importance of having judges who will put the law and the Constitution first. Business benefits from the more stable legal climate that these judges create. And, to his credit, Governor Engler isn’t squeamish about anything. It’s really thanks to his leadership that business is making its voice heard in the Senate in favor of Judge Alito’s confirmation.

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Mr. Manson is a vice president at Edelman, a global public relations firm. In his spare time, he blogs at On Tap. Contact him at marshall.manson@gmail.com.

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