Supreme Court Nomination Announcement
Speaking to reporters from the Cross Halls area of the White House, President Bush announced the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to… read more
Speaking to reporters from the Cross Halls area of the White House, President Bush announced the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to replace Justice O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court. In his remarks President Bush talked about Judge Alito’s qualifications and experience on the federal bench. Judge Alito thanked the president for his confidence and said that he was honored to be nominated. He also thanked members of his family in attendance as well as his parents.
Judge Alito was nominated after White House Counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her name from consideration amid several questions about her qualifications for appointment and the refusal of White House staff to release records of her work in the counsel’s office. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
President with Judge Alito
Several hours before his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings began, Judge Alito had breakfast with…
Justice Alito Swearing-In Ceremony
A ceremonial swearing-in ceremony was held for Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. in the East Room of the…
Supreme Court Nomination
A highlight of events surrounding the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court was…
Presidential Radio Address
President Bush spoke in his weekly radio address about the nomination of federal appellate judge Samuel Alito to the…