January 24, 2006 Having cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Samuel Alito is one step closer to a seat on the Supreme Court and an important role on the issue of abortion.
January 13, 2006 Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA) ends the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings on Judge Samuel Alito by announcing that he will vote to confirm the nominee. Democrats hope to delay the vote until the end of the month.
January 13, 2006 The Senate Judiciary Committee concludes confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. Chairman Arlen Specter said he hopes for a committee vote on Tuesday on whether to send the nomination to the full Senate. But Democratic leaders are signaling that they want to delay the vote.
January 13, 2006 The Senate Judiciary Committee ends hearings on Judge Samuel Alito with testimony from witnesses for and against the Supreme Court nominee. The panels included advocates, judges and former Alito clerks and colleagues.
January 12, 2006 Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito fielded questions almost exclusively from Democrats during his final day of public testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Alito was pressed on right-to-die cases and other issues but avoided definite answers.
January 12, 2006 The Senate Judiciary Committee completes its questioning of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. The panel also begins hearing testimony from outside witnesses, including members of the American Bar Association and current and retired judges.
January 12, 2006 Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrapped up nearly 18 hours of testimony Thursday at midday. His answers before the Senate Judiciary Committee left senators divided along partisan lines on whether he had responded adequately.
January 9, 2006 Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's confirmation hearings began Monday. Senators on the Judiciary Committee highlighted abortion, executive power and civil rights as issues on which they plan to question the nominee. Alito also gave an opening statement.