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Alito most likely to be confirmed

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posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 02:50 PM
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Sumpre court nominee Samuel Alito is likely to be confirmed sources inside the senate say. Alito has battled over 700 questions for 18 hours, and is one the right track despite the democrats best efforts to derail his hearings. If confirmed Alito will replace Sandra Day O'Connor. What that could mean for the court, has yet to be seen.
 



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"WASHINGTON - Senators on Thursday concluded their questioning of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito and the appeals court judge appeared headed toward confirmation after fielding nearly 700 questions over 18 hours. "

“You’ve shown remarkable patience,” Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., told Alito as he concluded the questioning. Senators were taking a lunch break before starting several hours of testimony by witnesses supportive and critical of Alito."

"Many Democrats — believing Alito would steer the nation’s highest court to the right on abortion, civil rights and other issues — have not ruled out the possibility of blocking the nomination with a filibuster, which would require supporters to post 60 votes in the 100-member chamber."




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I don't know what to think about him. He seems kind of shaky on his ability to be trusted. Especially with his concerned citizens group from Princeton. Surely if he can remember to put it on a job application he can remember it now. He seems like another Roberts. He'll say what he needs to get confirmed, but doesn't seem like he'll stay that way once on the seat. Anyone can say the right thing, but not everyone means it...




posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 07:34 PM
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The thing is, is that people can change a lot in 20 years. As you grow up your ideals can change based on experience, or just plaing growing up. Hes obviously qualified, the BAR associatoin gave him their highest rating. His involvement with this group is purely speculative. He has answered their questions, yet they question his honesty and intergrity. If you watched the hearings you saw how this really hurt his family to just listen to. I dont approve of what Kennedy and Durbin are doing, they arent questioning his record, they are questioning his integrity and his character. Its not the way these hearings are supposed to be.



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