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For Alito: The More Religion, The Better

As Judge Samuel Alito preps for his Senate confirmation hearing, every word that the Supreme Court nominee has ever written has come under a microscope, including his judicial opinions about the relationship between church and state. One theme does emerge from Alito's writings: the more religion, the better.

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty is the religion correspondent for NPR, reporting on the intersection of faith and politics, law, science and culture. Her New York Times best-selling book, "Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality," was published by Riverhead/Penguin Group in May 2009. Among others, Barb has received the American Women in Radio and Television Award, the Headliners Award and the Religion Newswriters Association Award for radio reporting.