Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) attacked Justice Samuel Alito while appearing on Monday night's "The Ed Show" on MSNBC.
Addressing the Hobby Lobby decision and Harris v. Quinn which limited unions' right to asses dues on workers, Ellison accused the Roberts Court, and Alito in particular, of being "the most activist judges we've ever seen." He then made a point of calling Justice Alito "Mister" Alito:
“These are the most activist judges we've ever seen. Whether it’s Citizens United, or Hobby Lobby, which also came down, or Harris v. Quinn, this Supreme Court is extremely busy and doesn’t have much regard for precedent at all. In fact, in this case today, Harris v. Quinn, Alito — Justice Alito, I try to call him Justice Alito, but Mister Alito, actually took a swing at [Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 1977], which is a case of many, many years of precedent, but spoke disparagingly about the case. But thank goodness it’s still the law.”