BREAKING NEWS ~ Senate Judiciary Committee approves Alito nomination

[JURIST] The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito [JURIST news archive] as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by a vote of 10-8, with all Republican members voting for and all Democrats voting against the nomination. Approval was expected [JURIST report] as all Republican members of the committee had indicated they would vote in favor of Alito, including committee chairman Arlen Specter [JURIST report]. The nomination now goes on to the full Senate with the recommendation of the committee.

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