Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. became the nation's 110th Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, confirmed with the most partisan victory in modern history after a fierce battle over the future direction of the high court. The Senate voted 58-42 to confirm Alito _ a former federal appellate judge, U.S. attorney, and conservative lawyer for the Reagan administration from New Jersey _ as the replacement for retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who has been a moderate swing vote on the court.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
After a contentious confirmation process and a partisan vote the Senate Confirms Alito to Supreme Court
He and Chief Justice Roberts are the first new members to the Supreme Court since 1994. Read more at Stop the ACLU. He has bee sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. Congratulations to Justice Alito.
Posted by Beth at 1/31/2006 12:54:00 PM