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Friday, January 20, 2006


Who wants to veto Alito?

According to today's Washington Post, Democrats who have announced that they will vote against Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court are:

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (Mass.);

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), the ranking
Democrat on the Judiciary Committee;

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (Ill.), the Democratic whip;

Sen. Ken Salazar (Colo.).

Leahy and Salazar had voted in favor of Roberts.

On Wednesday, Sen. Max Baucus (Mont.), another Roberts backer, said he will oppose Alito.

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