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Thursday, January 12, 2006

  • Senators Grill Alito on Membership and Involvement in Discriminatory Group


    Senators fought over Alito’s membership in the Concerned Alumni of Princeton and whether the panel should subpoena records from the group that opposed the acceptance of blacks or women at Princeton. [includes rush transcript]

  • Alito Refuses to State Whether Roe v. Wade is Settled Law


    Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito refuses to state that Roe v. Wade was the settled law of the land — a statement made by John Roberts four months ago during his confirmation hearings to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. [includes rush transcript]

  • Alito Dismisses Foreign Law as Not "Appropriate or Useful"


    When questioned by Sen. Tom Coburn (R–OK) about the citation of foreign law, Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito said, "I don’t think it’s appropriate or useful to look to foreign law in interpreting the provisions of our Constitution." [includes rush transcript]

  • Feinstein Grills Alito on Rulings in Key Environmental Cases


    Judge Samuel Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court has also raised concerns among environmentalists. Greenpeace, the National Environmental Trust, Earthjustice, Friends of the Earth and the Sierra Club have all publicly opposed Alito’s confirmation. [includes rush transcript]