America and the Courts

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter talked about the timetable and process for the… read more

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter talked about the timetable and process for the confirmation hearing of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Judge Alito’s confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 9, 2006.

Current special interest ads on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito were shown. An ad from Progress for America was in favor of confirmation. An ad from IndependentCourt.org was opposed to confirmation.

On Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke about the nomination on the floor of the Senate.

During the week, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito continued his Capitol Hill visits. On Wednesday, November 16 he spoke with Senate Judiciary Committee Member Joseph Biden (D-DE). On Thursday, November 17 he spoke with Senator Salazar (D-CO), a member of the “gang of 14” senators who compromised to avoid a filibuster. After their meeting, Sen. Salazar spoke to the press. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 19, 2005

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  • Nov 19, 2005 | 7:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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