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2006-01-12 15:01:23

By Thomas Ferraro and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito seemed headed for Senate confirmation on Thursday after finishing more than 18 hours of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee where he defended his record against skeptical Democrats.

2006-01-12 14:36:46

By Thomas Ferraro and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito seemed headed for Senate confirmation on Thursday after finishing more than 18 hours of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee where he defended his record against skeptical Democrats.

2006-01-12 13:17:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito completed his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday after frustrated Democrats took a final crack at getting more definitive answers from the 55-year-old conservative. President George W.

2006-01-12 12:47:26

By Thomas Ferraro and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats pressed a final time for more definitive answers from U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on Thursday as a third round of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee neared completion.

2006-01-12 10:38:05

By Thomas Ferraro and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats pressed a final time for more definitive answers from U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito as a third day of questioning got under way before a U.S. Senate panel on Thursday.

2006-01-11 16:27:21

By Thomas Ferraro and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito faced more aggressive questioning at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday from Democrats who accused him of evasive answers and challenged his commitment to keep an "open mind" on abortion.

2006-01-11 14:51:05

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Roman Catholics would be the majority on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time if Samuel Alito is confirmed -- a historically remarkable prospect in a country where "papists" were once taught in state schools that their faith was a lie.

2006-01-11 13:50:20

By Thomas Ferraro and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito sought on Wednesday to ease fears that he would seek to overturn the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion, but Democrats said they were not convinced.

2006-01-11 10:54:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Senate Democrat told U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on Wednesday that he remained concerned that Alito could be the deciding vote to reverse the 1973 decision that legalized abortion. Speaking on the third day of Alito's Senate confirmation hearing, Sen.

2006-01-11 11:00:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Senate Democrat told U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on Wednesday that he remained concerned that Alito could be the deciding vote to reverse the 1973 decision that legalized abortion. Speaking on the third day of Alito's Senate confirmation hearing, Sen.


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