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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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  • Senators Question Alito on Past Statements and Rulings on Abortion, Presidential Power and the Role of the Judiciary

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    On Capitol Hill, Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito is entering his third day of confirmation hearings today before the Senate Judiciary Committee. On Tuesday, Alito was repeatedly questioned about his past statements and rulings on abortion, presidential power and the role of the judiciary.

    We play excerpts of the hearings including the questioning of Alito by Senators Arlen Specter, Diane Feinstein and Jeff Sessions on abortion and Roe v. Wade and Sen. Patrick Leahy on spying and torture and Alito’s membership in a discriminatory Princeton group. [includes rush transcript]