January 9, 2006 Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. presented himself to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday as an open-minded judge with no "agenda" other than "the rule of law."
January 4, 2006 The Senate Judiciary Committee opens hearings Jan. 9 on the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Kenneth Jost of CQ Press reviews Alito's record and looks ahead to Senate proceedings.
January 4, 2006 The prospects of Judge Samuel Alito winning confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court will probably rest with a group of senators known as the Gang of 14. Political Editor Ken Rudin looks at the group of seven Republican and seven Democratic senators who forged a Senate deal on judicial filibusters.