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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...

2006-01-25 00:30:17

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate begins debate on Wednesday on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, a 55-year-old conservative likely to soon join the nation's highest court. A day after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Alito on a party-line vote of 10-8, the full Republican-led Senate starts its consideration of President George W. Bush's nominee to the lifetime post. A Senate confirmation vote is expected as early as the end of this week, and...

2006-01-24 18:24:48

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday to narrowly approve President George W. Bush's nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, moving the 55-year-old conservative a step closer to confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate. With 10 Republicans voting yes and eight Democrats voting no, the committee sent the nomination to the 100-member Senate. The full chamber is to begin debate on Wednesday, with a...

2006-01-24 15:49:17

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday to approve President George W. Bush's nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, moving the 55-year-old conservative a step closer toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate. With 10 Republicans voting yes and eight Democrats voting no, the committee sent the nomination to the 100-member Senate. The full chamber is to begin debate on Wednesday, with a...

2006-01-24 15:25:00

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved President George W. Bush's nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, moving the 55-year-old conservative a step closer toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate. On a party-line vote of 10-8, the committee sent the nomination of Alito to the 100-member Senate. The full chamber is to begin debate on Wednesday, with a confirmation vote as early as the end of...

2006-01-24 12:52:04

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved President George W. Bush's nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, moving the 55-year-old conservative a step closer toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate. On a party-line vote of 10-8, the committee sent the nomination of Alito to the 100-member Senate. The full chamber is to begin debate on Wednesday, with a confirmation vote as early as the end of...

2006-01-24 12:29:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday urged approval of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, moving the 55-year-old conservative a step closer toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate. On a party-line vote of 10-8, the committee sent President George W. Bush's nomination of Alito to the 100-member Senate. The full chamber is set to begin debate on Wednesday, with a vote as early as the end of this week. If confirmed, Alito, a...

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...