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Critics Go After Vox Reporter After He Tweets Prewritten Obituary For Justice Alito

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Vox Senior Correspondent Ian Millhiser angered critics after posting and then deleting a prewritten obituary for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.

Web editor for Townhall, Rebecca Downs, tweeted, “Kudos to [Derek Hunter] and [Twitchy Team] for highlighting Ian Millhiser’s truly bizarre and deranged tweet about Justice Alito’s future obituary…”

In the since-deleted tweet, Millhiser wrote, “August is a slow month so I’m spending my morning updating some of my prewritten obituaries.”

Not all of the text was clear, but one line did show Millhiser wrote that it is “considered to be quite gauche to speak ill of the recently deceased.”

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He added, “Samuel Alito, who died on XXXX, was not devoid of any positive traits,” and called him a “highly effective advocate for conservative causes.”

Derek Hunter reacted to the tweet, saying, “What a sick f***er Ian is, trying to inspire someone to murder a Supreme Court justice. Are we supposed to care if this backfires on him?”

Other Twitter users weighed in on Millhiser’s actions.

Is this a "deranged" tweet?

Additionally, Millhiser penned an op-ed for Vox expressing his criticism of the Supreme Court.

In the op-ed, titled “The uncomfortable problem with Roe v. Wade,” Millhiser argued, “Now, the power to read new constitutional rights into our founding document is held by conservative Republicans like Justice Samuel Alito — the same justice who relied on a centuries-old treatise written by a judge who sentenced two ‘witches’ to death in his opinion overruling Roe.”

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He continued, “It is a terrible mistake to trust this man with that kind of power.”

Millhiser advised readers if they are concerned that Alito and “his fellow conservative justices do not have your best interests at heart, then it makes more sense to limit the Court’s power — and that means that our rights must be grounded in constitutional text that places some limits on judicial discretion.”

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