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2006-01-26 16:38:48

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...

2006-01-25 18:05:09

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito appeared to have the votes for confirmation on Wednesday as the Senate began a bitter debate about the conservative judge who could push the high court to the right. Democrats said Alito valued presidential power over civil liberties, and Republicans denounced what they described as a smear campaign against President George W. Bush's 55-year-old nominee. At least 51 of the Senate's 55 Republicans, along...

2006-01-25 14:18:40

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito appeared to have the votes for confirmation as the Senate on Wednesday began a bitter debate about the conservative judge who could push the high court to the right. Democrats said Alito valued presidential power over civil liberties, and Republicans denounced a "smear" campaign. At least 51 of the Senate's 55 Republicans, along with at least one Democrat, plan to vote for Alito, according to an...

2006-01-25 13:27:33

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate began a bitter debate over Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on Wednesday, as Democrats said he valued presidential power over civil liberties and Republicans denounced a "smear" campaign. Republicans, who were expected to prevail when the full Senate votes on Alito possibly later this week, praised the 55-year-old conservative federal appeals judge as being in the American mainstream and worthy of the lifetime job. "Judge...

2006-01-25 13:11:56

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate began a bitter debate over Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on Wednesday, as Democrats said he valued presidential power over civil liberties and Republicans denounced a "smear" campaign. Republicans, who were expected to prevail when the full Senate votes on Alito possibly later this week, praised the 55-year-old conservative federal appeals judge as being in the American mainstream and worthy of the lifetime job. "Judge...

2006-01-24 12:45:23

Please read in 9th paragraph, "Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy dissented.... A corrected story follows: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States can be sued in certain bankruptcy proceedings, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a case that pitted state powers against those of the federal government. By a 5-4 vote, the high court rejected arguments that states could not be sued because of state sovereign immunity. The...

2006-01-24 05:25:52

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals judge Samuel Alito appeared likely on Tuesday to move a step closer toward Senate confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, which he could end up pushing to the right. The Senate Judiciary Committee was expected to split along party lines, 10-8, in urging approval by the Republican-led Senate of President George W. Bush's 55-year-old candidate. The full 100-member Senate was to begin debate on Wednesday, with a...

2006-01-24 04:51:16

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals judge Samuel Alito appeared likely on Tuesday to move a step closer toward Senate confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, which he could end up pushing to the right. The Senate Judiciary Committee was expected to split along party lines, 10-8, in urging approval by the Republican-led Senate of President George W. Bush's 55-year-old candidate. The full 100-member Senate was to begin debate on Wednesday, with a...

2006-01-23 17:02:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday told opponents of abortion their views would eventually prevail and urged them to work to convince more Americans of "the rightness of our cause." On the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that established federal abortion rights, Bush addressed activists by telephone from Manhattan, Kansas, and called their goals noble. "We, of course, seek common ground where possible," he said. "We're...

2006-01-23 17:45:00

WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush on Monday told opponents of abortion their views would eventually prevail and urged them to work to convince more Americans of "the rightness of our cause." On the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that established federal abortion rights, Bush addressed activists by telephone from Manhattan, Kansas, and called their goals noble. "We, of course, seek common ground where possible," he said. "We're working to persuade...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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