Alito Emerges Unscathed from Grueling Hearings
Byline: Stephanie Mansfield, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
There were no smackdowns yesterday. No broken gavels. No one walked out in tears.
After 18 hours of testimony and 700 questions, Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. kept his Supreme Court nomination on track despite the efforts of Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee to flap the unflappable jurist from New Jersey.
"I regard him as the most qualified judge" to join the Supreme Court, said 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Senior Judge Leonard Garth, who recalled taking walks in New Jersey years ago with his former clerk to grab some peanuts and coffee in the afternoon.
They often wound up at a store called Ward's, Judge Garth recalled, where a special blend of java was named for the Supreme Court …
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Publication information: Article title: Alito Emerges Unscathed from Grueling Hearings. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 13, 2006. Page number: A01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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