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Republicans Praise Alito's Conservative Credentials

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Republicans Praise Alito's Conservative Credentials

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Republicans Praise Alito's Conservative Credentials

Republicans Praise Alito's Conservative Credentials

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President Bush opts for a judicial favorite of the conservative movement, Samuel Alito, as his new nominee for the Supreme Court. Reactions in Washington are dramatically different than those when the president named Harriet Miers to the same seat four weeks ago.

Samuel Alito is a 15-year veteran of the federal appeals court in Philadelphia with a strong reputation for opposing abortion rights and upholding a traditional reading of the Constitution.