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Samuel Alito

The confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court seems a virtual certainty. Even if Senate Democrats stage a filibuster, which at this point seems unlikely, they cannot ultimately stop the confirmation. Judge Alito for his part has been cautious in responding to questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee. It is obvious that […] Read More

Progressive religious leaders on Friday mailed a letter asking senators to reject the “manipulation of faith” in debate over the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. Alarmed by news reports about conservative religious groups portraying Alito’s opponents as “anti-God,” the letter advises senators and other leaders in Washington that, “People of faith can, and […] Read More

President Bush’s nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court drew quick praise from religious conservatives. That includes some who were unconvinced that Bush’s first choice, Harriet Miers, had the credentials or judicial record to guarantee she would vote as a conservative in cases involving abortion rights and homosexuality. Liberals, meanwhile, galvanized in opposition […] Read More