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2006-01-31 13:55:43

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Samuel Alito was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice on Tuesday after a divided Senate confirmed the second conservative selected by President George W. Bush in his effort to move the high court to the right. Chief Justice John Roberts, Bush's first Supreme Court nominee, administered the constitutional and judicial oaths in a private ceremony at the court, a spokeswoman said. Just hours earlier, the sharply divided Senate confirmed...

2006-01-31 13:14:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Samuel Alito was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice on Tuesday after a divided Senate confirmed him as a second conservative appointed by President George W. Bush in his effort to move the high court to the right. Chief Justice John Roberts, Bush's first Supreme Court nominee, administered the constitutional and judicial oaths in a private ceremony at the court, a spokeswoman said. Alito, who had served since 1990 as a federal appeals judge, became the...

2006-01-31 11:45:06

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sharply divided U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, backing a second conservative nominated by President George W. Bush in his effort to move the nation's highest court to the right. The largely party-line vote was 58-42 to replace the more moderate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor with Alito, a federal appeals judge since 1990, and came four months after the Senate approved Bush's first Supreme Court nominee, John...

2006-01-31 08:59:46

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito appeared certain to win Senate confirmation on Tuesday as President George W. Bush's second successful nominee to the Supreme Court. Following several days of debate, the Senate was to vote on Alito, who could move the high court to the right. Alito had a commitment from a required simple majority of senators to be approved. But the vote was certain to be largely along party lines and...

2006-01-31 05:13:05

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito appeared certain to win Senate confirmation on Tuesday as President George W. Bush's second successful nominee to the Supreme Court. Following several days of debate, the Senate was to vote on Alito, who could move the high court to the right. Alito had a commitment from a required simple majority of senators to be approved. But the vote was certain to be largely along party lines and...

2006-01-30 18:56:38

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led Senate on Monday soundly defeated a Democratic bid to block Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito -- clearing the way for confirmation of the 55-year-old federal judge, who could move the nation's highest court to the right. On a vote of 72-25 -- 12 more than the 60 needed -- the Senate approved a motion to end debate and proceed forward on President George W. Bush's nominee. A confirmation vote is set for Tuesday and Alito...

2006-01-30 13:00:07

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island on Monday became the first Senate Republican to say he will oppose U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito but the conservative judge remained headed toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate. "I am a pro-choice (abortion rights), pro-environment, pro-Bill of Rights Republican and I will be voting against this nomination," said Chafee, a moderate up for re-election in a state that opposed Bush for...

2006-01-27 15:22:11

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he and fellow Democrats lack the votes to block President George W. Bush's nomination of conservative appeals judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. The concession reinforced the virtual certainty that Alito will be confirmed next week by the full Republican-led Senate on a largely party-line vote. Alito joining the nation's highest court could move it to the right on abortion and other...

2006-01-27 12:38:07

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he and fellow Democrats lack the votes to block President George W. Bush's nomination of conservative appeals judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. "Everyone knows there is not enough votes to support a filibuster," Reid said, referring to the procedural roadblock that some Democrats said should be used to put off a vote on Alito. The Nevada Democrat said, however, he would vote for...

2006-01-26 17:03:54

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two more Senate Democrats broke ranks on Thursday and said they would vote to confirm President George W. Bush's nomination of conservative federal appeals judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sens. Robert Byrd of West Virginia and Tim Johnson of South Dakota, joined Ben Nelson of Nebraska, who had earlier declared his support. With the chances slim for any procedural roadblock to halt the nomination, the 55-year-old nominee appears...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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