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Associate Justice 6

Race Type

Confirmation

Filing Deadline

11/30/-0001 12:00 pm

Polls Open

1/31/2006 10:00 am

Polls Close

1/31/2006 10:20 am

Term Starts

1/31/2006 2:00 pm

Term Ends

1/3/2150 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 7/12/2006, Updated 6/4/2007

Table

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PREVIOUS ELECTION

 

Election date

9/21/1981

Term

1981-2006

Winner

Sandra Day O'Connor

Party

Nonpartisan

Votes

99

Percent

100.00%


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NARRATIVE

President Bush nominated Judge Alito to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Halloween, October 31, 2005. Judge Alito's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee convened on Monday, January 9, 2006 at noon and concluded on Friday, January 13. The committee vote was held Tuesday, January 24. Alito was favorably recommended to the Senate on a 10-8 party lines vote. On January 30, 2006 the Senate Moved to Invoke Cloture On The Nomination of Samuel A. Alito, Jr. by a vote of 72 Ayes, 25 Nays. Rollcall link: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00001 Confirmed by the US Senate on January 31, 2006 by a vote of 58 Ayes, 42 Nays. Rollcall link: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00002


DEBATES

EVENTS

NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

1/31/2006 12:40 pm

News

Alito sworn in as member of Supreme Court

1/31/2006 10:00 am

News

Senate confirms Alito to the Supreme Court

1/30/2006 5:45 pm

News

Anti-Alito filibuster soundly defeated [72-25]

1/30/2006 11:00 am

Endorsement

Chafee says he will vote against Alito

1/26/2006 3:00 pm

News

Sen. Kerry calls for filibuster of Alito

1/26/2006 1:00 pm

News

Kerry to Lead Filibuster?

1/25/2006 10:10 pm

News

Rendell backs court pick

1/25/2006 7:00 am

News

Enough Senators to Back Alito Confirmation

1/24/2006 12:00 pm

News

Alito Nomination Goes to Full Senate

1/20/2006 10:50 pm

News

Alito Vote Watch

1/20/2006 8:00 pm

News

Durbin to vote against Alito, says filibuster possible

1/15/2006 1:00 pm

News

Feinstein Warns Against Alito Filibuster

1/11/2006 9:00 pm

News

But Enough About You, Judge; Let's Hear What I Have to Say

1/12/2006 1:35 pm

Commentary

Liberal Former Alito Clerk: Don't "F" Alito

1/12/2006 11:00 am

Commentary

Biden His Time

1/10/2006 12:00 pm

News

Alito Defends His Record, Statements

1/10/2006 10:00 am

Endorsement

Michael Peroutka: Alito Record Proves He is Not Pro-Life, Supported Roe v. Wade, Should Not Be Confirmed

1/9/2006 5:00 pm

News

Poll: Americans 'Undecided' On Alito

1/6/2006 7:00 pm

News

Democrats Hit Possible Snag Ahead of Alito Hearings

1/6/2006 7:00 pm

News

Lautenberg, Christie Whitman to introduce Alito

1/4/2006 10:00 pm

News

Bar association: Supreme Court nominee [Alito] 'well-qualified'

1/4/2006 11:15 am

Poll

Poll Shows Americans Are Divided On Support for Alito Confirmation

12/22/2005 3:00 pm

News

In Poll, 54% Back Alito's Confirmation

12/6/2005 1:00 pm

Advertisement

Ads Portray Nominee as Protector of Christmas

11/30/2005 8:00 pm

General

Documents Reveal More About Alito's Views

11/22/2005 6:20 pm

General

Fox News Won't Show Ad Opposing Alito

11/17/2005 5:00 pm

Profile

Alito disagreed with court decisions on reapportionment

11/21/2005 11:00 am

General

Biden Won't Rule Out Alito Filibuster

11/18/2005 11:00 am

Commentary

The Alito Schism

11/16/2005 12:00 pm

General

Nominee Plays Down Remarks on Quotas and Abortion

11/11/2005 11:00 am

Endorsement

Some Abortion Foes Unsure About Alito

11/9/2005 3:00 pm

General

Alito Signals Reluctance to Overturn Roe v. Wade

11/4/2005 12:00 am

Announcement

'Gang of 14' will wait and see on allowing Alito filibuster, McCain says

11/4/2005 11:00 am

General

JUDGE ALITO'S MOTHER HARASSED BY PRESS

11/3/2005 5:00 pm

General

Plaintiff alleges Alito conflict

11/3/2005 1:00 pm

Commentary

Enough to give hypocrisy a bad name

11/2/2005 3:00 pm

News

Dems whacked for bringing up 'ethnically charged' Alito issue

11/2/2005 2:00 pm

Profile

Upholding executions, but not in every case

11/2/2005 2:00 pm

Analysis

Alito writing backed privacy, gay rights

11/2/2005 11:00 am

News

Sen. [Ben] Nelson: Alito won't 'chisel away' existing law

11/1/2005 1:00 pm

Opinion

Why Democrats won't want to oppose Samuel Alito

11/1/2005 12:10 pm

Profile

Court Nominee Described as Unflinching but Fair

10/31/2005 3:00 pm

Blog Entry

The case of the missing phrase

10/31/2005 2:00 pm

Blog Entry

Keeping the goalposts firmly in place

10/31/2005 12:55 pm

Blog Entry

[UT Sen] Hatch Follows Drudge Lead, Implies Alito Critics May Be Racist

10/31/2005 5:00 am

News

Officials: Bush to nominate Alito to high court

10/28/2005 3:00 pm

Commentary

A Departure's Lasting Damage

10/28/2005 3:00 pm

Humor

Butter Is the Color of My True Justice's Heart

10/27/2005 8:00 am

News

Miers withdraws Supreme Court nomination

10/26/2005 3:05 pm

General

New GOP jitters over Miers nomination

10/26/2005 8:00 pm

Endorsement

CWA Calls for Miers� Withdrawal

10/24/2005 5:55 pm

Blog Entry

My Way

10/19/2005 8:00 pm

General

Brownback, Graham demand documents

10/13/2005 7:40 pm

Commentary

Mm’Doh!

10/13/2005 2:00 pm

Opinion

DOES THIS LAW DEGREE MAKE MY RESUME LOOK FAT?

10/9/2005 9:25 pm

Report

Harriet [Miers] gave to Hillary in 2000

10/9/2005 11:00 am

Blog Entry

Sunday Discussion Group

10/6/2005 12:40 pm

Humor

Enormous Wooden Horse Arrives on Supreme Court Steps

10/6/2005 11:00 am

News

Tancredo 1st in GOP to oppose Miers

9/5/2005 3:00 pm

Analysis

A Look at Possible Supreme Court Nominees

7/13/2005 9:55 am

News

First lady wants woman appointed to high court

7/12/2005 7:00 pm

News

Sources: Senators suggest court candidates

7/12/2005 1:00 pm

News

Hispanic Judges on Dems' List for Bush

7/7/2005 1:00 pm

Perspective

Bush is biggest obstacle to a conservative court

7/7/2005 1:00 pm

News

Graham recommends Judge Wilkins for high court

7/7/2005 12:00 am

Endorsement

Judge Judy's candor is the benchmark

7/7/2005 9:55 am

Blog Entry

Unify America: Appoint John Danforth to the Supreme Court

7/6/2005 3:45 pm

Commentary

Bush Rips Gonzales Critics on Both Sides

7/3/2005 8:00 am

Editorial

U.S. Supreme Court: Hole in the center


MAP OF THIS ELECTION

 


RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

Circuit Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
(Nonpartisan)
Announced 10/31/2005

58
58.00%

 

Reject
()
Announced 10/31/2005

42
42.00%

 

Source for election returns: http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/10/31/scotus.bush/index.html


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