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Alito Decries 'Hostility to Religion' in First Public Remarks Since Abortion Decision

  • Supreme Court justice makes first public remarks since ruling
  • He cites ‘growing hostility to religion’ in speech in Rome
US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
US Supreme Court Justice Samuel AlitoPhotographer: Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Bloomberg
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US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ridiculed foreign leaders who criticized his opinion overturning the constitutional right to abortion as he made his first public remarks since the court issued the ruling last month.

Speaking in Rome at a religious-liberty summit sponsored by Notre Dame Law School, Alito also decried what he called “growing hostility to religion.”