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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.

2006-01-10 14:27:06

By Thomas Ferraro and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito told Congress on Tuesday that no president was above the law when pressed on Bush administration policies on torturing prisoners and domestic spying.

2006-01-10 11:32:51

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito said on Tuesday that President George W. Bush does not have a blank check to wage war but offered no opinion on the legality of his anti-terror domestic spying program now awaiting U.S. congressional scrutiny.

2006-01-10 10:05:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, who voiced opposition to abortion as a Reagan administration lawyer two decades ago, testified on Tuesday the Constitution protects the right to privacy, a key underpinning of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.

2006-01-08 23:01:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Christian conservative leader Rev. Jerry Falwell said on Sunday that confirming Federal Appeals Court judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court would be the biggest victory for his constituency in three decades.

2006-01-05 21:08:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said on Thursday it was unclear whether he could avoid a possible Democratic delay and get his panel to vote on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on January 17 as planned.

2006-01-05 20:57:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said on Thursday it was unclear whether he could avoid a possible Democratic delay and get his panel to vote on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on January 17 as planned.

2005-12-19 19:55:57

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key Republican senator asked Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on Monday about President George W. Bush's domestic spying order and whether war gives the president a blank check when it comes to civil liberties.

2005-12-14 19:01:18

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nation's largest labor federation along with a coalition of groups that represent disabled Americans on Wednesday said they opposed U.S.

2005-12-11 12:48:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Sunday he is prepared to change the U.S. Senate's rules if Democrats seek to block the nomination of Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.


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