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Bush Makes Third Nomination to High Court

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Bush Makes Third Nomination to High Court

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Bush Makes Third Nomination to High Court

Bush Makes Third Nomination to High Court

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Samuel Alito (R) appears with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA) at Specter's office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 31, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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President Bush nominates Samuel Alito to fill retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the United States Supreme Court. Alito has served 15 years on the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. And he has a track record on that court that so far seems to please conservatives.

Guests:

David Savage, Supreme Court reporter for the Los Angeles Times; author, Turning Right: The Making of the Rehnquist Supreme Court

Mara Liasson, NPR political correspondent

Kate Coscarelli, legal reporter for the Newark Star Ledger

Timothy Lewis, an attorney with Schrader, Harrison, Segal and Lewis; served on Third Circuit Court of Appeals with Samuel Alito for seven years

Sen. Mark Pryor, (D-AR), part of the "Gang of 14"

David Frum, critic of Harriet Miers appointment; former Bush speechwriter; writes a blog for The National Review online; fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation magazine

Michael Gerhardt, professor of law, University of North Carolina