December 02, 2005


Specter Calls Emergency Meeting With Alito

A newly released memo by Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito "touching on abortion and other issues have pumped new life into efforts to sharply challenge his nomination to the Supreme Court," the Washington Post reports.

"In a sign of Republican nervousness about the criticisms, Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) quickly scheduled a meeting with Alito for today."

The New York Times says Alito's "positions on abortion are stiffening Democratic resistance and complicating the nomination for moderates in both parties as the Senate moves toward a Supreme Court confirmation fight in a charged election-year atmosphere."










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